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November 26, 2013

If hitting holiday roads, expect traffic, bad weather

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ATHENS —

• Get your car checked out. If you can’t get it inspected, at least check the fluids and tire pressure.

• Do whatever you can to reduce the distractions for the driver. Let the passenger in the front seat handle all the duties: communication – cellphone, texting, etc.; snacks; directions.

• Pack emergency supplies such as blankets, water, snacks, flashlight and a first aid kit. Local auto supply stores and retail stores should have highway emergency kits available.

“The driver does not need to be texting or talking on the phone,” Ingram said. “The driver needs to focus on driving.

“With the traffic out there, the margin of error is small.”

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