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ROBINSON SHARES HER TIPS. LISA: AAA EXPECTS ABOUT 9000 MARYLANDERS DRIVING THIS HOLIDAY TIME WILL BREAK DOWN. SO THEY ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE A CHECKLIST AND PREP YOUR CAR BEFORE YOU LEAVE. >> HERE IN MARYLAND WE ARE LOOKING AT SOMETHING OVER A MILLION THAT WILL TRAVEL THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. THE GREAT MAJORITY, 92% OR MORE THAN 950,000, WILL DRIVE THIS RICH HOLIDAY WEEKEND. LISA: JOE AND HIS FAMILY ARE HEADING TO NORTH BEACH TUESDAY. WE ENTERED HIM PREPARING HIS CAR. >> I CHECKED THE OIL IN THE ANTIFREEZE, THE TIRE PRESSURE, THE GOOD THING. FILL UP BEFORE WE GET ON THE STREET. LISA: WITH NEARLY A MILLION MARYLANDERS WHO WILL BE TRAVELING BY CAR DURING THEIR VACATION, MANY DRIVERS COULD STAND IF THEY HAD NOT PREPARED THEIR VEHICLES. TAKE THESE MEASURES IN ADDITION TO CHECKING THE TIRES. >> MAKE SURE IF CHILLED LABOR ARE GOOD. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR WASHING FLUID. I RECOMMEND CARRYING AN EXTRA BOTTLE OF WASHING LIQUID. THERE’S NOTHING WORSE THAN DRIVING IN BAD WEATHER AND SPRAYING THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE WASHING FLUID. LISA: IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CARRY A FRIDGE WITH WATER, GATORADE AND SNACKS. PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT INCLUDING A CELL PHONE AND CAR CHARGER. A FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES IN A FIRST AID KIT. HERE IN MARYLAND, AAA EXPECTS THE RESCUE OF APPROXIMATELY 9,000 DRIVERS DUE TO CAR PROBLEMS. THEY EMPHASIZED TO OBSERVE THE TRAFFIC RULES. >> KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD AND SOMEONE IS ON THE SIDE, SLOW DOWN AND OVER.

AAA: Prepare your car before going on vacation

As thousands of people take to the streets this Thanksgiving, AAA Mid-Atlantic is asking Maryland residents to make sure their vehicles are prepared. Check out our transit map before you head out into Maryland. “In Maryland we expect just over 1 million to travel, approximately 92% or just over 950,000 will travel this holiday weekend,” said Ragina Ali, spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. AAA reminds travelers that a little planning can go a long way in avoiding a vacation mishap. Joe Costello and his family prepped their car on Tuesday before they drove out. “[I]just checked the oil and antifreeze and tire pressure, all that get up before we hit the road,” Costello said. Edward Hickey, fleet operations manager for AAA in Baltimore, said everyone should prepare their car before traveling. “Make sure your tire pressure is high make sure your windshield wipers are good. Make sure you have your washer fluid. I recommend taking an extra bottle of washer fluid with you,” Hickey said. And while driving, officials are reminding drivers to be careful. Please, if anyone is at the curb, slow down and pull over,” Hickey said. Also, each vehicle should be equipped with a well-stocked emergency kit, which includes a mobile phone and car charger, a flashlight with extra batteries, and more. A first-aid kit. It is also recommended to take a cool box with water, drinks, and snacks.

As thousands of people take to the streets this Thanksgiving, AAA Mid-Atlantic is asking Marylanders to make sure their vehicles are prepared.

AAA expects to help about 400,000 stranded drivers nationwide during the holiday weekend — more than 9,000 of them in Maryland.

“In Maryland we anticipate just over 1 million who will travel, approximately 92% or just over 950,000 will travel this holiday weekend,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Ragina Ali.

AAA reminds travelers that a little planning can go a long way in avoiding a vacation mishap.

Joe Costello and his family prepped their car Tuesday before driving out.

“(I) just checked the oil and antifreeze and tire pressures and all that. I filled up before we hit the road,” Costello said.

Edward Hickey, fleet operations manager for AAA in Baltimore, said everyone should prepare their car before traveling.

“Make sure your tire pressure is high. In cold weather it sinks. Make sure your wipers are good. Make sure you have your washer fluid. I recommend taking an extra bottle of washer fluid with you,” Hickey said.

And while driving, officials are reminding drivers to be careful.

“Keep an eye on the road. If anyone is standing on the side of the road, please slow down and pull over,” Hickey said.

In addition, each vehicle should be equipped with a well-stocked emergency kit containing a cell phone and car charger, a flashlight with extra batteries, and a first aid kit. It is also recommended to bring a cooler with water, drinks and snacks.

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