Stay Safe This Holiday Season With These Four Driving Tips

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and joy. While the holidays are often filled with happy memories, they can also cause more stress on drivers as they try to get from place to place. With so much going on during this busy time of year, defensive driving becomes even more important than usual. Luckily, AGLC DUI School offers defensive driving classes that can help you prepare for the busy holiday season. Explore our website to learn more and continue reading for a few extra tips on how to stay safe this holiday season.

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Be Aware of Drivers Around You

One of the best defensive driving tips is to always be aware of your surroundings. This means being aware of other drivers, as well as pedestrians and cyclists. When you are focused on what's happening around you, it's easier to make safe decisions while driving. For example, if you see that another driver is not paying attention or is driving erratically, you can make defensive decisions to avoid the possible hazard. Additionally, try to avoid any distractions in your vehicle while you are on the road so you are better able to be aware of your surroundings.

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Be Comfortable Driving In Heavier Traffic

The holiday season can often bring more traffic to roadways, which increases the risk of accidents. If you are not comfortable driving in heavy traffic conditions, it's important that you avoid them as much as possible during this time period. Try driving at times of the day where the traffic may be a little lighter. Another option is to travel with someone who feels more comfortable driving in heavier traffic. Consider switching drivers or carpooling with your family members so that you don't have to deal with the extra stress.

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Leave More Time to Get to Your Destination

The holidays are filled with fun activities, but it's important to remember that your safety is always more important than any holiday activity. If you are not comfortable driving during the busiest times of the day, be sure to leave yourself extra time so that you arrive at your destination safely. Trying to rush to your destination can lead to unsafe driving and accidents, especially in heavy traffic. Instead, give yourself even more time than you think you need so that you don't have to rush and you can avoid feeling stressed about getting to your destination on time.

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Take a Defensive Driving Course

There's no such thing as being too defensive on the road, and if you are worried about holiday traffic this year, why not set yourself up for success by taking a defensive driving course? At AGLC DUI School, we're proud to offer defensive driving courses and more to residents throughout Georgia.

Take some of the traveling stress off your plate this holiday season. Reach out to AGLC DUI School to discover more defensive driving tips and sign up for our class. We look forward to working with you!