THORNHILL, ON, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - For thousands of travellers, this
holiday season will be packed with scenic golf courses, outdoor
adventures, sun-kissed beaches and family fun.
For the month of December, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) has
received approximately 5,000 requests for TripTiks - customized maps and route planners to help drivers get where they are
Top three popular holiday driving destinations for 2013:
Make travelling by car over the holidays easier with these stress-free
Ensure you have a clearly planned route with alternative roads
Check all fluids and tire pressure on your car
Plan in-car activities like playing cards, watching movies or listening
to music to occupy kids
Pack an emergency roadside kit including a fully charged cell phone
"Whether you are driving or flying this holiday season, don't forget to
buy travel insurance because an unexpected trip to the emergency room or a visit to the
doctor's office can be expensive," said Silvana Aceto, Media & PR
Consultant, CAA SCO.
Before leaving on vacation, remember to also protect your home.
Unplug appliances like coffee makers and toasters to ensure they don't
cause a fire while you are away
Don't leave keys on a hook by the door because this is the first place
thieves look and your car could be stolen in addition to precious
Ensure all windows and doors are closed and securely locked
Suspend newspaper subscriptions and ask a friend, neighbour or relative
to collect your mail
Make sure your home looks lived in, have your driveway plowed and ask a
neighbour to park in your driveway
Shut off your water supply, and drain your pipes, or have a neighbour
enter your home daily to ensure your furnace is working so your water
pipes don't freeze and flood your house
Use motion detector lights outdoors and light switch timers indoors
Invest in a home alarm system
After the holidays, dispose of empty gift packaging carefully so as not
to advertise new household items
Don't broadcast your travel plans on social media
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering roadside services, automotive
care, travel and insurance. There are more than 1.9 million CAA members
in South Central Ontario and over 5.9 million members in Canada.
Follow @CAASCO_News on Twitter for regular updates on wait times, other news and
SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario
For further information:
Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, email@example.com, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.