Travel

Passport to Safe Summer Fun

We’ve got the best travel tips, destinations, and event suggestions to help keep your summer safe and fun!

Flying Tips

Flying Tips

CAA Travel recommends the following flying tips to help you arrive safely at your destination:

  • Double check the expiration date on your passport
  • Review your airline’s policies for check-in and carry-on luggage fees
  • Pack appropriately, take what is needed and make sure you handle your own luggage
  • Ensure you have packed the necessary travel insurance documents
  • Check-in online and print your boarding passes at home prior to leaving for the airport
  • Arrive early for your flight as lines are expected to be busier than normal
  • For carry-on items, make sure all liquid bottles are a maximum of 100 ml and fit into a 1 L clear plastic bag

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Driving Tips

Driving Tips

Whether you are heading to the cottage, taking an extended road trip or staying close to home, keep in mind the following traffic safety tips to help get you where you are going.

  • Pack with Care: When packing up the car, make sure you can see out of all windows. If items must be placed outside the vehicle make sure that they are safely secured using a roof rack or cargo carrier.
  • Driving with Kids: Children who are bored, hungry, or fighting with their siblings can turn a pleasant family outing into a stressful situation. Make sure to bring toys, games, colouring books, books, movies and DVD players to help keep kids occupied.
  • Buckle Up: Make sure that you and your passengers are wearing seatbelts at all times. If you are travelling with a baby or child ensure they are seated in a properly installed car seat or booster seat.
  • Safe Driving: The warm weather may mean better driving conditions, but drivers should always obey the rules of the road and never speed, tailgate or weave in and out of traffic. In case of an emergency, CAA offers roadside service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
  • Arrive Alive: If you drink, don’t drive. It is the season for BBQs and outdoor patios, but it is never the time to get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. Plan ahead, designate a driver or call a cab.
  • Watch for cyclists: Cycling is a growing trend that supports healthy living and clean air. Take care to share the road safely by checking your mirrors for cyclists before backing or making lane changes, give plenty of road space when passing and open car doors with caution.

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