Safe tips for holiday travel

1:36 PM, Dec 20, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- It's the time of the year for holiday cheer and holiday travel.

Even if your sticking around the Bay area it's critical to take safety precautions while on the road. The Florida Highway patrol recommends breaking up long trips to avoid driver fatigue and absolutely no drinking and driving.

FHP also suggest avoiding distractions like cell phones, reducing your speed through construction zones and making sure that everyone is buckled up.

Sergent Steve Gaskins also reminds drivers that there are online tools that can help you before hitting the road. 511 as well as the Florida Highway Patrol website will have direct links that will alert drivers to a possible traffic crash or delay in the roadway. 

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