The suggest drivers:
- Lay out everything they need before leaving
- Check the tires -- air and spare
- Pack tools to change a flat
- Pack a first aid kit
- Get enough sleep before driving at night or long distances
To get the best route, drivers should also keep www.DriveNC.gov handy to check for traffic and construction.
Those who need assistance while on the road should dial *47 (*HP) to reach highway patrol.