A lot of people will be taking long trips during the holiday season. For some people, this is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time off. For others, it’s a chore. If you hate driving or if you have a very large family that you’re taking along for the ride, it can be hard to make the trip tolerable. Here are some ideas to help you out.
Cheap portable DVD players are available at most discount stores. Do yourself a favor and get one of these if you’re travelling a long way and have children. For children and young people, hours in the car can seem like days. They’re not trying to be bad; they’re just miserable. A DVD can be a nice distraction from the road and can free you up from constantly having to tell them to calm down or stop harassing one another, as children tend to do when they get bored.
Most of the time, it’s unlikely that an entire family is going to agree on what music to listen to. The one universal truth about a situation where people have conflicting tastes in a car is that the driver cannot use headphones, for safety reasons. If you have passengers that hate your music, encourage them to bring headphones and don’t turn up the stereo too loud. The key to making a trip fun is making sure that no one in the car is annoyed. If someone dislikes a particular type of music, it’s probably going to make them miserable and they just may make you miserable, too.
Pack food and take it with you on the trip. While fast food is a big part of many people’s travel plans, it’s also horrible for you and tends to reduce your energy levels. Good food makes people feel better, gives them energy and keeps them sharp. Fatty, high-calorie food tends to make people drowsy and inattentive, which are not good qualities when you’re driving.
If someone hurts you, someone in your family or damages your vehicle due to their negligent driving this holiday season, contact an accident attorney. A lawyer may be able to successfully argue your claim to a jury and get you compensated for the damages, pain and suffering and medical expenses that you endure if someone happens to harm you out of their own negligence.