Visiting family this holiday season? By Melissa Esham 11/3/2015 Whether by plane, train or car try to prepare and be safe during your travels. The red cross wrote these great tips for safe road travel: Make sure the vehicle is in good working order. Start out with a full tank of gas, check the tire air pressure and make sure the windshield fluid is full. Buckle up, slow down, don’t drive impaired. Designate a driver who won’t drink. Be well rested and alert. Use caution in work zones. Give one’s full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones. Observe speed limits – driving too fast or too slow can increase the chance of being in a collision. Make frequent stops. During long trips, rotate drivers. If the driver is tired, stop and get some rest. Be respectful of other motorists and follow the rules of the road. Don’t follow another vehicle too closely. Clean the vehicle’s headlights, taillights, signal lights and windows. Turn the headlights on as dusk approaches, or if using windshield wipers due to inclement weather. Don’t overdrive the headlights. If car trouble develops, pull off the road as far as possible. We are thankful for each and every one of our customers and hope that you travel safe this holiday season. Thanks for reading.