Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:40 pm
For anyone still checking items off their holiday shopping list, why not give the gift of safe driving with some of these last minute gift ideas:
Smartphone apps: there are a variety of apps available on both the Android and iOS markets that help make driving safer. For new drivers, consider apps that disable texting features when moving over five miles per hour. Other apps will read texts and emails to you out loud, so you don’t have to look down at your screen.
Roadside emergency kit: car trouble is an all too common problem for drivers. This holiday season give your loved one the gift of preparedness by equipping their vehicle with a roadside emergency kit. A kit should include basics, like a flashlight, flares, bottled water, jumper cables, phone charger, and a blanket. Check out Ready.gov for more emergency kit item ideas
LED flares: LED flares are an alternative to traditional flares, which usually emit chemicals and smoke. LED flares are durable, rechargeable, and can be seen for longer distances.
Snow socks: for drivers in areas with harsh winters, the lightweight and washable snow socks can be a good alternative to clunky snow tire chains.
Phone charger with USB: there’s no such thing as having too many phone chargers, especially if your loved one is in the car frequently. This would also be helpful for other devices that need to be charged, like a tablet.
Safe driving course: Consider signing your loved one up for a defensive driving course. Check out the National Safety Council to see if there are any state certified courses are available in their area.
No matter what holiday you are celebrating this season, everyone can appreciate the gift of safety. And with winter’s official onset, the weather will only get worse before it gets better, so make sure you and your loved ones’ cars are equipped for wintry conditions.
From all of us at Plymouth Rock Assurance, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a healthy New Year!
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