We’re headfirst into the holiday season, and with so many holidays squeezed together there’s a string of parties to attend. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, chances are, there will plenty more holiday spirits being poured than usual. Be sure to keep these safety tips in mind as you travel the roads to celebrate with friends, family, and co-workers.
Like. At all. Ok, we’re kidding. Maybe. Truly, over the actual holidays, driving is awful. From those who decided to drink and drive to those traveling less frequented routes to visit relatives, the roads will be a mess. Throw in last minute shoppers zipping in and out of traffic and it makes for a real challenge to travel around safely.
There is always an increase in people from out of town and adverse weather conditions are even more dangerous when drivers are not accustomed to the conditions or the area they are driving. Whether they should have added accessories to their vehicle, such as tire chains, or merely can’t control their vehicle over black ice or New Orleans potholes, out-of-towners can be an added obstacle. Whether it’s limo shopping excursions or corporate shuttle transportation to get employees to your holiday party, our New Orleans limo service provides you with elegance and safety.
Give Yourself Extra Time
Everyone knows it is now standard protocol to arrive at the airport two hours before your flight. However, it’s best to at least double that time frame during the busier winter travel season. With the extra traffic both on the roads and inside the airport, there will be added delays.
When you’re already running late, you’ll have to contend with fighting with other late travelers as well. Coupling this with weather delays from all around the country, a relaxing winter getaway can quickly turn into a travel nightmare. Our front door drop off and airport limo shuttle can get you to the airport on time without the worry of fighting for parking.
Mind Your P’s and Q’s
Just because the office Christmas party has an open bar doesn’t mean you have to drink all of it, especially if you’ll be behind the wheel. If you do plan to indulge in the festivities,choose a designated driver or contact us to have a professional driver take you wherever you need to go.
The same holds true for family parties. Make sure everyone is safe, and that groceries, supplies, and gifts are purchased before the celebrations begin. Even if you aren’t over your limit, holidays bring about more safety stops, and impaired drivers on the road.
Make Sure People Know Your Schedule
While it can be fun to surprise your loved ones with your arrival, it’s a lot safer to make sure multiple people know whereabouts you are until you arrive. By ensuring multiple people know where you’re leaving, where you’re stopping, and when you plan to arrive, they can better find out if something happens.
Hotels and flights frequently overbook themselves, especially when there’s a spike in travel. Plans can and usually do change at the drop of a hat, and this is even more true when snowstorms and ice keep flights from taking off. By being able to have others track your schedule better, they can help faster should something happen.
Use Roadside Assistance
If you wind up having a flat tire, dead battery, or another car issue, it’s best to leave it up to those professionals who are at the ready. Local towing and roadside assistance companies will make sure that their vehicles are prepared for the winter weather, and they’ll have the tools to help fix your problems faster than you could alone.
Getting out of your vehicle is perilous enough as it is, but with the increased hectic traffic it’s even more dangerous. Lug nuts and other parts might be even harder to loosen in the colder weather, and your standard hand tools may not cut it during winter.
There’s many concerns to prepare for when traveling during the holidays. Hiring a professional New Orleans limo service like Allure Transportation, Shuttle and Limo Service can take those worries off your plate and provide for a safe, pleasant holiday experience.