Turkey Day Travel Tips

During the holiday season most people do some traveling to spend time with friends, family and loved ones. This widespread tradition leads to more people one the roads, clogging interstates and highways. While some years are better than others, Waze, a traffic tracking app, predicts that this year driving around Thanksgiving Day will be a nightmare.


According to the mobile traveling app, Thanksgiving Day itself will not be overly stressful but anyone daring enough to drive on the Wednesday before or the Friday after better be prepared for some heavy traffic, especially between the hours of noon and 4pm.


But if you are planning to drive a long distance sometime within the week of Thanksgiving, here are some tips to help you survive the drive.


  • Put your car in D3 in an automatic transmission. Normally, this ear is used for stop and go traffic to make it easier on your vehicle.
  • Never get too close to other cars while in heavy traffic. If possible, drive in a car that can autonomously apply the break if you get too close to the car in front of you. Similarly, cars that can alert you when you are exiting a lane may add more safety to your drive.
  • Make sure you have a full tank of gas. Nothing could be more stressful than being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic and then realizing you need to get gas.


Driving in heavy traffic is a dangerous but sometimes necessary part of the holiday season. Make sure you and your vehicle are ready to take on the roads this time around. If you feel that your vehicle may not make it through the congested roads this year or you would just like to upgrade to a car with more safety features check out Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio,Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.


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