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Travel tips for the 2015 holiday season

For most Southern California residents, the preferred method of transportation is to hit the road this holiday season. Hopefully, with chains on the tires if driving through wintry climes.
For most Southern California residents, the preferred method of transportation is to hit the road this holiday season. Hopefully, with chains on the tires if driving through wintry climes.
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A record 7.6 million Southern California residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more this holiday season, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Travelers will be hopping into planes, trains and automobiles to reach their destinations. Well, mostly they'll be hitting the road: 6.8 million drivers are expected to take to the highway between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3.

Marie Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the Automobile Club of Southern California, shared a few tips for how to travel safely and swiftly in the coming weeks:

The Automobile Club of Southern California also recommends that if traveling via air, send wrapped gifts to loved ones instead of risking a trip through security. TSA restrictions should be reviewed ahead of time.