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Tips for speedy holiday traveling
The holiday season is approaching, making for some of the worst travel conditions of the year. Between the winter weather and widespread holiday traffic, getting to your family celebration on time can be a difficult task. Here are some car travel tips for navigating the highways quickly and safely.
Bring a GPS
Many modern GPS and navigation systems are able to analyze real-time traffic information to provide you with the latest news on delays and accidents. This information automatically updates your selected route to show nearby shortcuts and alternate routes to help keep your vehicle moving.
The days immediately before Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's have the heaviest traffic by far, so leave a day or two early to beat the rush. You may want to consider traveling through the night when the roads and highways are typically free of traffic.
Check the weather
Snowstorms and ice can be a major factor in determining traffic and road conditions. Before embarking on your holiday travels, check the weather forecast to select the best date and time to leave so you can avoid delays.