Prepping for New York Travel Amidst the Holiday Seasons
As the holiday season is upon us, things are bound to get hectic. Between shopping, social events, and visiting loved ones, planning and preparation for your travels can be the top priority. Time management is of paramount importance as you make travel plans and plan for potential flight delays and inclement weather. Here are a few tips to prep your life for travel this season.
Keep an Up-to-Date List of Travel Details
If you are planning to travel during the holidays, ensure that you have an up-to-date travel schedule. Include hotel information, car rentals, and flights, Amtrak, and trains if you are flying. If you are visiting friends or family, that's important as well. Review your itinerary to see if you are missing something that you may have forgotten to include. This can save you headaches and unnecessary scrambling.
Get a Game Plan for a Winter Trip
Winter travel can be dangerous. Keep in mind that roads will be covered in ice and snow. Traveling with your kids is also something to consider. Winter travelers should avoid driving through ice and snow. They are likely to encounter travel delays due to slow-moving cars and heavy snow.
Make Sure Your Insurance is Up to Date
Ensure you have your insurance up to date, particularly if you are traveling during the holiday season.
Prepare for a Long-Haul Trip
If you are traveling on a long-haul road trip, make sure you are prepared for your departure. Check the weather at your intended destination. Take meals and snacks. Just be ready for the journey.
When the holidays are upon us, there is not a lot of time to waste. You should not delay your trips and delays. Set aside the time to make your travel arrangements and prepare. Put these tips into action, and you will arrive at your destination with ease.
The holidays are a difficult time of the year for everyone — but in New York, there are more holiday-related car wrecks than any other time of the year.
New York State is not unique in the increase in crashes this time of year. Nationally, crashes spike by an average of 45 percent on the days following Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to AAA.
Minimizing the risks is vital to ensuring your safety. Some tips for doing that include:
- Planning ahead
- Buckling up
- Avoiding distractions behind the wheel.
Driving on Snow and Ice
The colder months of the year guarantee snow on the ground. This can cause complications for experienced and amateur drivers alike. It is suggested that you keep the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to avoid skidding out of control and colliding with them. Also, make sure to check your tires to make sure they are in good shape. Please double-check that your brakes are working as well, and check your windshield wipers to make sure they are in good condition as well before leaving for your holiday trips.
Where We Can Help
If you are involved in an accident due to another driver's negligence, we are here to help you. Our team of excellent attorneys will have your back and do everything we can to help you get the legal compensation you may be entitled to.
Call our office today at (845) 763-4100 or fill out a quick form on our website to schedule your free consultation. The team at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC wants to do all we can to help you seek the favorable outcome you deserve.