The Christmas/New Year holiday period is among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. The number of long-distance trips (50 miles or more) increases by 23 percent, compared to the average for the remainder of the year. Although media stories often focus on air travel, 91 percent of holiday travel is by car. (No data is available for sleigh travel.)
There’s a good chance that you’ll be part of that 91%. Are you prepared? Are you ready to deal with any and all conditions you may encounter on California’s 15,000 miles of freeways and highways? Do you know how to get reliable information about traffic incidents, backups and chain controls? Are you holiday driving savvy? If you have three minutes, you soon will be! Check out the video below for tips on avoiding travel headaches and getting to your destination safely.