Be sure to follow these safe driving tips this holiday season.

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The holiday season is officially in full swing. Because of that, you may have noticed there is a bit more traffic on the road. This can be incredibly stressful to deal with on top of all the things you have to worry about for the holidays. That's why our team at Toyota of Clermont has put together a list of some quintessential safe driving tips for you to know when you're on the road.

Safe driving tips to know for holiday travel

It's always important to stay safe when you're on the road. During the holiday season, your driving habits may need to adapt thanks to the change in traffic patterns. We've selected a few of our favorite safe driving tips that you should remember when you're driving this time of year.

Leave earlier than you need to

No matter where you're heading this holiday season, even if it's just out on your daily commute, we recommend leaving home a little early. That gives you a buffer of time to still arrive on time despite things like holiday traffic.

Be prepared for traffic

Unfortunately, traffic and the holiday season go hand in hand. With cars all around you, it's important that you are completely aware of everything that's going on around you. You'll also want to stay calm so you aren't stressed as you drive. Some tips to remember when you're in heavy Clermont traffic include:

  • Leaving enough space in between cars
  • Making sure to follow the flow of traffic at all times

Always have a Plan B

Sometimes there are just things that are unavoidable that are on the road. There can be road closures because of construction or accidents, or you may just have to get to your destination as soon as possible. That's why you should always have an alternate route available. You can even use features like HD predictive traffic and Entune Navigation in new Toyota to find a new route.

Don't get distracted while driving

One of the safe driving tips we want to make sure gets addressed every year is to stay away from distracted driving! It's one of the least safe things you can do on the road and can put you and those around you in danger. Some tips to avoid distracted driving in Clermont include:

  • Put the cellphone away. It could be a big distraction if you hear it ringing or you receive a text message.
  • Don't rubberneck when you see something like an accident or construction at the side of the road.

Stay safe with Toyota of Clermont

When you're driving in Clermont during the holidays, you may feel a bit stressed. Hopefully, the safe driving tips that we listed above will make driving a bit easier this season. If you're looking for more safe driving tips, be sure to check out the Toyota of Clermont website! You can even give us a call at (888) 590-6090.