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Recommended Safe Driving Tips for The Holidays

The holiday season means more of everything – treats, family time, and…traffic. Driving during a Florida winter may not seem all that different from other seasons but it’s still important to drive safely. Because frustrated drivers can often lead to accidents, Impact Medical Rejuvenation of Tampa shares four safe driving tips to take note of during the holidays.

  • Take your time

That may seem impossible with tight holiday timelines, but it is critical. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that over 50 million people will travel during the holiday season. From problems with traction to having a cold engine that needs extra time to warm up (hey, it’s been a while since we needed heat!), it is always a good idea to add additional time to your departure. Driving slow and steady can give you extra time to react should an issue arise.

  • Watch the weather

The weather in Florida is ever-changing and plays a critical role in a vehicle’s performance. Plan your outings by watching weather forecasts ahead of time, prepare by confirming windshield wipers are working and the car is fully heated before driving.

  • Engine ready

Before you head out on a holiday trip, ensure your vehicle has been serviced and is ready to drive. If you anticipate inclement weather, pack additional safety items like flashlights, a first aid kit, and jumper cables.

  • Safety first

Holiday parties are always a mix of fun, food, family, and friends. Generally, these get-togethers also feature alcohol. If you have plans for party pit stops, play it smart by designating a safe driver. The safety of passengers is serious business. And you don’t want to be on the naughty list.

Celebrating with loved ones and making memories is what the holiday season is all about. Impact Medical Rejuvenation of Tampa wants to make sure that you start 2023 off safely with these driving tips. Call us at (813) 283-1910 or visit us online to learn more.