As Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks approach, one needs to be careful. The weather is slowly getting colder and icier. That means for harsh driving conditions. Take extra precautions before you hit the road because North Canton usually gets hit pretty hard with winter storms.
Before you shove off on your journey home, make a mental checklist to assure yourself that you have taken all the necessary steps to being safe. First, make sure you have all of your items packed. You don’t want to have to turn around because you forgot your phone charger. Second, know your way home. Sometimes there will be road closures and accidents. Make sure you are constantly updating yourself on the route you plan to take home. Third, check the weather. You might have to leave a little early from campus if a storm is coming in. Always stay updated with the weather. Fourth, if there is bad weather and you still need to get home, call you family before you start driving and give them an ETA. That way, they will be aware of where you are and can plan for when you should be arriving. Finally, make sure your car is ready for this weather. That includes getting a routine checkup. Get the oil refreshed, tires rotated, and wiper fluid replenished. Also, make sure you scrape/defrost all your windows well so you can see as best as possible. You do not need another variable added to sketchy winter driving.
This time of the year sees a rise in automobile accidents. Make sure you are not added to that statistic. Practice those good driving habits you learned in driving school and stay safe. Remember, when you see white on the ground, treat it as a caution sign and drive slower. That is why white is the new yellow.
Tip of the Week
Plan time to relieve your stress. This semester has been a difficult one for everyone. School can be stressful. Over break, make sure you plan time for fun with friends and family. The best way to get rid of that built up stress is to just simply have good conversations and participate in events you enjoy. Do some pleasure reading. Go skiing/snowboarding. Nap by a fire. Bake some desserts. Play an instrument. Go shopping. The possibilities are endless. Make sure you plan time for yourself and enjoy your break
Have a great week/break and stay classy.