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Holiday Travel

5/16/2019 8:15 AM | 0 Comments

Planning Ahead for Memorial Day Closures & Traffic in Your City More than 3 million Southern Californians will hit the highway on the forthcoming Memorial Day weekend (May 27). And they're likely to start earlier and stay away longer, according to some travel experts. Those 3 million are the ones who'll be traveling more than 50 miles. Add to them, the millions who'll be taking a short road-trip to visit family or enjoy the celebrations and  you have the recipe for the usual traffic snarl-ups and delays. Journeys that are estimated to take up to three times longer than on a regular weekend mean frustrations, frayed tempers, road accidents and breakdowns. Nationwide, AAA expects to carry out around 340,000 road rescues over the weekend. In fact, Memorial Day weekend is the most dangerous holiday for road and highway accidents, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads. It's also a record time for speeding tickets and other citations. For instance, police ... [...]
12/19/2018 8:25 AM | 0 Comments

10 Tips for Traveling Safely for the Holidays You don’t ever want it to happen. But the Holiday Season is among the worst times to suffer an accident or breakdown on the road. Yet the risk is greater. 107 million of us will be traveling -- 97 million of that total will be on the roads. And, according to AAA, an average of around 1.2 million of those travelers likely will experience some sort of problem with their cars or their journey. You may be driving in unfamiliar surroundings where weather or darkness patterns are different to those here in Southern California. Or you could be traveling locally but in   too much of a hurry or with too much noisy excitement in the car. No matter what the reason, please don’t take risks on the road, especially if you have a precious "cargo" of family or friends. Traveling Tips for the Holidays In addition to the key commonsense rules like don't drink and drive,don’t text and drive, always buckle-up and always obey the speed limit, ... [...]