Your passport to safe summer travel

THORNHILL, ON, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - The end of another school year is just around the corner and that means the start of a busy summer travel season. Whether you are hitting the open road or flying the friendly skies, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) suggests you plan ahead to make your vacation a safe one.

If you are driving to your destination, keep in mind the following driving tips:

  • Plan your route and bring a map as a back-up to your GPS. CAA offers customized maps and TripTik route planners to help get you where you are going safely.
  • Prep your car and check your fluids. Make sure all of your tires are properly inflated and inspect the tread for uneven wear, bulges and bald patches.
  • While on the road, take breaks to stretch your legs and take turns driving if possible.

CAA SCO recommends the following scenic summer drives:

  • The Rideau Heritage Route
  • Algonquin Park
  • Cabot Trail

If you are flying to your destination, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Check with the airline before leaving home to confirm the flight is on time.
  • Check-in online and print your boarding passes at home prior to leaving for the airport.
  • For carry-on items, make sure all liquid bottles are a maximum of 100 ml and fit into a 1 L clear plastic bag.

For special limited-time travel offers, savings on travel gear and door crashers join us on June 22 for Member Appreciation Day at one of our 34 locations. Drop by for a chance to win a seven-night European River Cruise, airfare for two, a four-piece luggage set, weekend car rental and much more.

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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

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information:

Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO,, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Specialist,, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641

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