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5 Gadgets to Make Holiday Journeys Safer

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Whether you’re driving the kids to grandma’s for Thanksgiving, or driving to a friend’s seasonal dinner party, staying safe on the road is more important than ever during the holiday season. Discover five gadgets worth buying to boost your roadside protection this time of year.

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Roav VIVA car charger 

Keep your eyes on the road and your hands safely on the steering wheel with this nifty gadget. The Roav VIVA car charger not only keeps your electronics powered on road trips, but it’s also equipped with Amazon Alexa. This means you can access playlists, games, online shopping and more by using voice commands.


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Emergency escape tool

Have more peace of mind when driving through inclement weather during the holidays, with this 3-in-1 car emergency escape tool. Its magnetic design mounts on to your vehicle’s air vent, so its within easy reach in case of an incident. Not only can it brake through a window, but it can also slice through a seat belt. During non-emergency scenarios, the gadget also serves as a smartphone holder.


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Head-up display

A head-up display is a great investment to stay safe on road trips. It projects driving data onto the front windshield to eliminate the driver’s need to glance down at the dashboard to glean this information. And this one’s compact, 3.5-inch-wide design takes up such little space that you’ll likely forget its there.


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Cold weather survival kit

Winter weather brings cooler, and sometimes dangerously chilly, temperatures. Stow a cold weather emergency kit in your vehicle, to give your family an advantage in the event of a breakdown.


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Keychain breathalyzer

For many people, alcoholic beverages are favorite part of holiday dinners and celebrations. Besides having a designated driver for such outings, enhance passenger safety even more by purchasing a keychain breathalyzer. It’s an easy way to double-check that a driver can legally drive everyone home after a festive event.


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News Sources: Black Enterprise, Travel Away