10 TIPS FOR TRAVELING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The holidays are a popular time for travel. Whether you are
planning a road trip or catching a flight, Virginia Health Information wants
your plans to be safe and stress-free!
- Prepare your home for safety - ensure
security systems are working properly and have someone you trust periodically
check your home while you're away.
- Pack your car with essentials - keep
an emergency preparedness kit that includes jumper cables, a flashlight, first-aid kit, a blanket, water bottles, snacks, etc.
- Have your car inspected before a long road trip - void
car trouble and have your car inspected and maintenanced.
- Prepare for busy roads during peak travel time - map your route in advance and consider leaving
earlier to avoid traffic.
- Remind children not to talk to strangers - accompany
children to the bathroom during breaks and rest stops, equip them with a plan
of action if they find themselves separated from the family.
- Get plenty of rest - do not drive if you're tired, take turns driving with another passenger or take a pit stop to take a break.
- Pack for unexpected delays - extra
clothes, toiletries and a light blanket will come in handy if you find yourself
in an unpredictable situation such as a flight delay.
- Inform your bank of your travels - avoid
having your debit or credit card flagged for fraud by telling your bank of your
travel plans, especially if you plan on traveling to multiple places..
- Ensure your phone is sufficiently charged - be
sure to pack a car charger and portable charger in case of emergencies.
- Stay hydrated - traveling can often cause fatigue and dehydration, drink plenty of water to remain hydrated.
Have a great holiday season! We will see you in the New Year. Stay healthy, Virginia!