Driving during the Christmas holidays is possibly more dangerous and terrifying than at any other period of the year. After all, this particular season combines some of the most hazardous weather with the least careful driving. And by hazardous weather, we mean hazardous—have you seen the snowfall in Grand Rapids? We’re breaking records here. And this doesn’t even begin to factor in the possibility that you might have kids arguing or parents-in-law sniping at you from the back seat…
All of this is made even worse by all of the people suddenly rushing to the streets to get in some last-minute shopping or—worst of all—returning from holiday parties. For these reasons, it’s more important than ever to be as careful on the road as possible.
And that starts with your car. Keeping your tires properly inflated or your engine well-oiled is an easy way to significantly reduce your odds of getting into a road accident. Be sure to drop by Pfeiffer Plainfield for any and all help related to car maintenance.
After that’s done, set your eyes on a weather map before you train them on the road. Birthday surprises are fun. Snowfall surprises are not. Make sure you know what’s coming and plan accordingly.
Finally, be responsible. Carpooling with a designated driver is one of the best ways to increase everyone’s safety while also benefiting the environment. It’s also a good idea to look after your designated driver by offering him or her free nonalcoholic drinks and food. Common courtesy, after all. ‘Tis the season!
Be safe and happy holidays from all of us here at Pfeiffer Plainfield!