Tips for safe holiday travel

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By Carol A. Clark

When traveling, it’s important to know where you’re going, how to get there and how to get back, according to law enforcement officials, to avoid getting lost or ending up in a dangerous area of an unfamiliar city.“If traveling out-of-state, most state law enforcement agencies provide road and highway information and it’s a good idea to check road conditions before leaving home,” said Cpl. Doug Johnson of the Los Alamos Police Department. “Another important tip is to inform family members where you will be and when you expect to return. It’s also a good practice to provide family members with your intended travel route.”Johnson also advises travelers to check in advance for construction detours to help avoid long delays and to minimize the potential for getting lost.Another safety tip is to travel and conduct road business during daylight hours whenever possible and to lock all doors and windows when getting into a vehicle and keep them locked while driving, Johnson said. If possible, know the emergency cell codes for the area you're in, he said, adding that state codes can be easily Googled.When driving, keep doors locked and windows rolled up. Maintain at least half a tank of fuel, and keep vehicles in good repair.LAPD Capt. Randy Foster cautions travelers to be sure to pack warm blankets and plenty of water or other fluids.

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