Traveling tips for this Thanksgiving

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(WTNH) — With car accidents on the rise again and the number of expected accidents during holiday travel this year it is important to be prepared for Thanksgiving travel.

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Here are a few tips for traveling this Thanksgiving:

-Always be prepared for an emergency and have blankets, flashlights, a first-aid kit, flashlights, and booster cables in your car.
-Before traveling, check your cars oil, tires, and coolant.
-Become familiar with the route that you are going to be traveling.
-Stay alert and avoid distractions.
-Keep distance from other cars in order to allow yourself to brake safely.
-Prior to your trip, call your insurance agent about your insurance policy and make sure that it is up to date.

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It is important to be prepared this Thanksgiving and have all of the necessities in order to ensure safe travels.

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