Don’t Let Your Turkey Day Take a Turn For The Worse!

Are you traveling this Thanksgiving holiday or are you taking on the monumental task of cooking the extraordinary feast yourself? Either way, there are many dangers you can encounter on everyone’s favorite eating day.

Long distance travel (50-miles or more) for Thanksgiving is 54% greater than the average throughout the rest of the year. What’s that mean? Roads are crowded, airports are bustling, and buses and trains are packed full….so travel safe! The main worry since about 91% of people travel by car is to drive safely. Remember, never drive immediately after eating your Thanksgiving feast because as everyone knows turkey can make you extremely sleepy. Also, don’t forget to make sure your North Carolina insurance policy on your car is up to date before hitting the road. 

Another danger on the horizon for those brave enough to cook the feast themselves? Cooking accidents and kitchen fires…Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The following are some tips to stay safe in the kitchen this holiday season.


  • Never drink and cook! If you have consumed alcohol or you are feeling sleepy, then be sure to stay out of the kitchen. The safest cook is an alert cook.
  • Avoid the distractions. Family is in town and everyone is festive and happy, so it’s easy to get distracted from what you are doing. However, leaving your cooking food unattended is one of the biggest mistakes which can lead to kitchen fires. 
  • Never use a turkey fryer inside! Turkey fryers can easily splash oil and cause major injury, and also remember to use a thawed turkey because a frozen one can cause the fryer to explode.
  • Test smoke alarms around the house. Make sure your smoke detectors are working properly prior to cooking, and it’s never a bad idea to check up on your North Carolina insurance for your home to make sure it’s up-to-date in case an unfortunate accident does occur. 

Thanksgiving is a joyful time and should be about family, love and showing your thankfulness, so make sure it stays that way by being careful and taking precautions this holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels from Spivey Insurance Group!

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