Tips for those who plan to travel this holiday season

Tips for those who plan to travel this holiday season
Source: Midland Police Department

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -Are you or any loved ones planning on traveling this holiday season??

AAA estimates that one in three Americans will be traveling during the holidays. If you are one of those who is traveling, we hope you look over these few tips provided to us through the Midland Police Department.

1. Make sure your home is secure. If you have an alarm system, check the batteries, and don’t forget to enable the alarm before you leave. Consider having a friend or neighbor check in on your home while you’re away.

2. If you’re planning to travel by car, get your car inspected and/or serviced before your trip. Prepare an emergency kit which should include jumper cables, flares or a reflective triangle, an ice scraper, a blanket, a cell phone charger, and a map. Plan your drive ahead of time and know alternative routes.

3. If you’ll be traveling by plane, review TSA’s travel tips here. Share your itinerary with friends and family, and don’t forget to pack a small emergency kit that includes a flashlight, batteries, and a USB power bank.

4. If you’ll be traveling with a pet, be sure to add a few items to your emergency kit such as water and pet food. You may also want to consider including a toy or blanket to help alleviate stress.

We hope you enjoyed these tips! Stay safe!

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