Family day fun

THORNHILL, ON, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - The Family Day long weekend is here. A short getaway is just what you need this holiday weekend. Before you pack up your car and the kids, keep in mind the following traffic safety tips to help get you where you are going safely.

Pack with Care:
When packing up the car, make sure you can see out of all the windows. If items must be placed outside the vehicle make sure that they are safely secured using a roof rack or cargo carrier.

Driving with Kids:
Children who are bored, hungry, or fighting with their siblings can turn a pleasant family outing into a stressful situation. Make sure to bring toys, games, colouring books, books, movies and DVD players to help keep kids occupied.

Buckle Up:
Make sure that you and your passengers are wearing seatbelts at all times. If you are travelling with a baby or child ensure they are seated in a properly installed car seat or booster seat.

Safe Driving:
Drivers should always obey the rules of the road and never speed, tailgate or weave in and out of traffic. In case of an emergency, CAA offers roadside service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for Family Day fun for kids of all ages, CAA offers members all kinds of saving opportunities. CAA members can save and earn valuable CAA Dollars when they purchase tickets through CAA Tickets Online forCN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, Royal Ontario Museum and Casa Loma, visit www.caasco.com/save for details.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information:

Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO,sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Internal/External PR Specialist, CAA SCO,jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641


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