by Rogers Corporation on Nov 15, 2018
As the year comes to an end, holiday travel begins to increase. Whether going home to see family or taking a year-end vacation, crowds in airports and on roads significantly surge in November and December. In addition to the feeling of holiday hustle and bustle, this extra traffic presents many opportunities to practice travel safety.
Safety is the top priority at Rogers. This means safety everywhere: on the production floor, in the office and especially while traveling. At Rogers Corporation, being a global company means many of our employees travel for work. Here are some good travel and safety tips our employees have picked up over the years.
“Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush, stumble and fall.” – William Shakespeare
Take your time. Allow plenty of time to get through security at the airport, to drive through traffic on the freeway and to enjoy the people and sites you are visiting.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
When traveling somewhere unfamiliar, it is exciting to see new sites and have new experiences. However, take some time to acquaint yourself with these new surroundings. Review the hotel’s evacuation route, examine a city map before visiting and plan to arrive in the city during daylight for easier navigation.
“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.” – Francis Bacon
The sentiment of this quote is true; grace and courtesy go a long way no matter where you are visiting. Still, it is always a good idea to have a backup ID. Whether it is to get through airport security, purchase goods or check-in to a hotel, the need to provide identification seems to be more common while traveling. In the off chance that your primary form of identification is lost, having a secondary ID saved in a different location (say, your luggage instead of your wallet) can help avoid several headaches.
“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman
If you are driving your personal vehicle, give it a good check-up before embarking on a road trip. Proper fluid levels and a well-charged battery allow for peace of mind as you navigate busy schedules and even busier roads. Whether renting a car or driving your own, be sure to check the weather and be ready for upcoming road conditions. Cold forecasts can require considerable planning. Some good items to equip your vehicle with include an ice scraper, blanket, water, rock salt and even a shovel.
“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” – Mark Twain
While this may not be a practical tip to help you prepare for your upcoming holiday or vacation, it is an important one to remember. Enjoy yourself and find the humor in situations that may be less than ideal. Stuck in traffic driving up the road for a holiday dinner? Have a family karaoke session. Flight delayed while flying across the country for a much-needed getaway? Catch up on your reading list. By finding joy, regardless of the situation, you can help alleviate the stresses of travel and enjoy the memories being made.
From all of us at Rogers Corporation, with a bit of preparedness and positivity, we hope you enjoy a happy and safe holiday season.