Travel & Road Trip Safety

Getting ready for a road trip? Let our travel guide help you get the most out of your journey and stay safe.

In This Section
  • 511 Traffic Systems

    The national 511 Traffic System helps travelers get traffic information on the go from their phones. Find out if your state participates in the 511 Traffic System.

  • Driving Etiquette & Safety Tips

    Being a pleasant and courteous driver makes the roads safer for everyone. Here are some driving etiquette and safety tips to practice.

  • Carpool Lane 101

    Learn the rules of the carpool lane, and whether or not your vehicle qualifies to drive in it.

  • Traffic Alerts

    Traffic Alerts - View your city's current traffic status, plan your way around traffic to avoid headaches.

  • Avoiding Road Construction

    Review the DMV How-To Guide to help you avoid road construction delays during your travels.

  • Pre-trip Maintenance

    How to prepare your vehicle for a long trip.

  • RV Handling & Driving Tips

    Helpful hints on how to handle your RV safely.

  • How To Pull A Trailer

    Need information on how to safely tow a trailer? Our guide will show you the proper steps for setting up & towing your trailer.

  • Traveling With Your Pet

    Great advise for how to keep both you & your pet happy while you travel.

  • Gas-Saving Tips

    High gas prices dipping into your wallet? Let our gas mileage improvement guide help you make your vehicle more efficient.

  • How To Put On Tire Chains

    Finding it difficult to put those chains on? Here is a guide to assist you to attach your chain correctly.

  • Road Trip

    Road trips are a great way to travel the land. Use our state guides to help make your road trip unforgettable.

  • Saving Money on the Road

    Cool tips on how to save money during your road trip.

  • Crossing the Border

    What you need to know if you're thinking about visiting our neighbors to the north or south & crossing the border.

  • How to Drive in the United States

    U.S. travel often requires some driving. Learn all about driving in the United States as a non-citizen.

  • U.S. Roads

    Learn all about the make up of the United States road system.

  • U.S. Road Rules

    If you are traveling through America, it’s important that you understand its basic road rules. Our quick guide can help.

  • Car Rentals in the USA

    Traveling in the United States can often require renting a car. Learn all about car rentals in the USA.

  • American Driving Style

    For visiting travelers to the USA, the American style of driving could take some getting used to. Read our guide to help along your way.

  • Gas in America

    Planning a trip to the U.S.? You’ll need to know how to fill up your tank. Learn all about gasoline and fueling up in the USA.