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Newark Police Department CA
Wednesday December 20th, 2017 :: 12:14 p.m. PST


Newark Promotes Holiday Travel Safety

Traveling for the Holidays? Be Prepared

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends here are some tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

Tips for safe car traveling:

• Use a designated driver to ensure guests make it home safely after a holiday party; alcohol, over-the-counter or illegal drugs all cause impairment.
• Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads during the most popular times of the year. If possible, consider leaving earlier or later to avoid heavy traffic
• Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled up no matter how long or short the distance being traveled.
• Put that cell phone away; distracted driving causes one-quarter of all crashes
• Make sure the vehicle is properly maintained, and keep an emergency kit with you.
• Have roadside assistance contact information on hand, in case an incident occurs on the road.
• Keep anything of value in the trunk or covered storage area.
• If you’re traveling with children, remind them not to talk to strangers. Go with them on bathroom breaks and give them whistles to be used only if the family gets separated.
• In case of an emergency, keep a cell phone and charger with you at all times. Many automobile clubs offer smartphone applications that enable motorists to request help without making a phone call.

For more information visit this website:

Newark Police Department CA
37101 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-578-4237

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