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Holiday Driving Safety Tips

How to drive safely this holiday season?

With the holiday season around the corner, there is a rush for last-minute Christmas shopping and decoration. As everyone rushes around, Volkswagen of Kingston in Kingston, NY, is here to give you some tips on how to drive safely this holiday season. Read on for more information.

Tips to driving safely

  1. Speed control. Maintain the speed limits and leave sufficient distance between the car before you so that you may get adequate reaction time in case of an incident.
  2. Stay alert. It is vital that you are well-rested before driving, especially if you are going on a long drive.
  3. Maintenance. Ensure that your vehicle has been serviced and has had its regular maintenance check before setting out on a trip.
  4. Plan ahead. Spontaneous journeys are fun but planning ahead could be helpful, especially if you consider the erratic weather patterns and prepare for them beforehand. Also, have a good route map with you to ensure that you stay on the road via safe routes.

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  • Drive safe. The holiday rush and frustration might get to you, but be calm and drive safely despite all the other chaos.
  • Don’t drive under influence. Drunken driving is hazardous and should be avoided at all costs. If you plan to drink, it might be safer to catch a cab home.
  • Don’t text and drive. Texting and driving is an offense and can prove to be fatal. Texting and driving will impact your reaction time and keep one hand busy, restricting your reaction.

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This holiday season, follow these seven safety tips alongside all other road and traffic rules. Join us at Volkswagen of Kingston in Kingston, NY, for your vehicle’s service appointment. Check out our service department and maintenance menu for more services. Contact us for more information.