> Driving is a complex task, requiring your full attention. Anything that diverts your eyes or attention from the roadway, even for one or two seconds, could result in tragedy. Stay off your phone!
> The law is explicit: Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more is illegal, but a driver with a lower BAC may also be a hazard and taken to jail.
> Prepare for potential inclement weather by leaving early and allowing plenty of time to get where you’re going. Make sure your gas tank is full. Always leave ample distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
> If you’re heading to mountain country or anywhere you may encounter snow, bring chains, chain tighteners, and warm, waterproof clothing. Other items that may prove useful: flares, flashlight and strong batteries, small shovel, windshield scraper, blankets, drinking water and snacks.
> Check in advance for road conditions by calling: 1-800-427-7623 (when inside California) 916-445-1534 (when outside California); 1-702-793-1313 (Nevada road conditions). Another great way to avoid congestion and delays: check the Caltrans QuickMap to get real-time traffic info before you leave.