Vacation/Holiday Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Holiday Safety

The Thanksgiving holiday is a peak travel period for families coming together to celebrate. We are committed to protecting you on our roadways, assisting you in any way possible and providing you with the information you need to enjoy the holidays.

Follow these tips to help ensure we all Arrive Alive this Thanksgiving:

  • Observe and obey all speed limits. Speed limits may change as you drive through different types of roadways, so make sure you adjust your speed accordingly. In Florida, the limit will never be over 70 mph.
  • Drive sober, and only sober. Alcohol impairs all of the important skills needed to drive safely, such as judgement, reaction, vision and concentration. Plan ahead and find a safe way home every time – designate a driver or call a ride service.
  • Buckle up. A seat belt is your vehicle’s most important safety feature. Florida law requires that all drivers, all front seat passengers and all passengers under the age of 18 wear seat belts or the appropriate child restraints. Seat belts save lives, so buckle up every trip, every time.
  • Eliminate distractions. Texting, talking on the phone, eating, adjusting the stereo – these are all examples of things that can take your eyes and attention off the road, which is exactly what you want to avoid. Keep your hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and your mind on driving.

You can also download our Road Trip Checklist & Safety Tips to make sure you’re doing everything you can to Arrive Alive!

Call *FHP (*347) to report intoxicated or aggressive drivers, or if your vehicle breaks down and you need assistance. To request immediate emergency services, dial 911.