On that road again…

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  • By Tech. Sgt. James Fountain
  • 17th Training Wing Safety Office
Taking a trip can take a lot of forethought and preparation.

How many miles is the final destination? How many stops are you going to make? Is it an overnight trip? Snacks or food stops? Are there restaurants in the area where you plan on stopping? Are you hitting a major city in the early morning or later afternoon? How far can your gas last in between places? Is your car in good condition? Is the weather going to be bad?

There are so many things to plan for what you are most critically trying to avoid is an emergency. Use your personal risk management skills, take the time to plan for your trip in advance and always have a backup plan.
Using technology can tremendously help during travel. The majority of new phones will have map technology and access to some type of weather information channel.

You can also consider using TRiPS system designed for military users. To get to the TRiPS website visit https://trips.safety.army.mil/af/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2faf%2fdefault.aspx

There are many possibilities you could link to, but the main focus should be on thinking ahead and planning for the trip you are going to take. Think ahead to be ahead.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Wing Safety office at 325-654-3894, 3895 or 3963.