Mass. State Police offer driving tips for the holiday season

State Police have tips for drivers on how to stay safe during the holiday season

(WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police are offering driving tips for those who are hitting the road for the holidays. 

As the holiday season approaches, State Police say there are a number actions drivers can take to help make their holiday travel safer.

Mass. State Police travel tips: 

  • Plan on needing extra time to get to your final destination.
  • Have your car serviced before going on a lengthy trip.
  • Plan regularly scheduled breaks when traveling long distances.
  • Make sure all passengers wear their safety belt.
  • Adjust your speed to road, weather and traffic conditions.
  • Leave the proper amount of space between your car and the car in front of you; (One car length for every ten miles per hour).
  • The Mass Pike, (I-90), Phase-I of the toll removal project is ahead of schedule. Drivers are advised to devote their full attention to driving through these work zones, as lanes of travel have been shifted.
  • Be prepared should your car become disabled. Have the proper emergency equipment with you. For example: spare tire, lug wrench, jack, flashlight, etc.
  • Don’t drink and drive. If you plan on celebrating with alcohol, plan on staying over or plan on having a designated driver.