Are you traveling for the holidays this year? If so, things may look a little different. If you need to fly to reach your destination, you will likely need to wear a mask the entire duration of your trip, engage in frequent sanitizing, and present your airline with a negative Covid-19 test. Given these restrictions and the risks inherent in flying, many families are choosing to take their trips on the road instead. If you decide to make it a road trip, keep these safety tips in mind.

1. Take frequent breaks, but be mindful of social distancing and sanitizing requirements. It can always be best to stay energized on the road by taking time to get out of the car, stretch your legs, and clear your head, but in order to use a rest stop, you will likely need a face mask to enter. You may also want to bring your own sanitizer. It might be a good idea to make a note of public parks on your route and stop there in the fresh air and make use of the bathrooms rather than going into a gas station.

2. Pack your own food and water for the trip. Many stores are closed due to the pandemic, and you might not want to enter a store in a town on the way or at a gas station if there are too many people inside and you are worried about being able to social distance.

3. Make sure your license and registration are up to date. With all of the DMV lines backing up due to the pandemic, these things might have fallen by the wayside. You do not, however, want to be on a road trip without them.

Of course, even the most prepared drivers need help sometimes. If you encounter trouble on the road and are in an accident, we are your local, experienced, law firm! Do not hesitate to call, chat or click here to contact us today!