Christmas trees on cars can be dangerous – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Many families take fresh Christmas trees home at this time of year, but the nonprofit American Automobile Association warns that the tree can be dangerous if it is not securely attached to a vehicle.

AAA Texas recommends the use of nets to wrap trees at tree sections to prevent the tree from falling apart on the road.

AAA warns that getting your Christmas tree home can be dangerous. The American Automobile Association recommends packing trees in a net at the tree section to prevent them from falling apart on the road. AAA shared this video with NBC 5, which demonstrates tight securing of the wood to your car.

And it is the driver’s responsibility to make sure the wood is securely fastened before leaving.

“It’s really important to make sure you plan ahead and make sure you have the right vehicle, the right equipment and the right route to take home,” said AAA Texas spokesman Daniel Armbruster.

Up to $ 1,500 damage can be caused by a vehicle of an improperly secured tree according to AAA, but other vehicles on the road may also be at risk.

“While most commercial wood lots will have staff to help you secure your wood safely before bringing it home, as a vehicle owner you are responsible if the wood causes damage, so you should be familiar with the correct way to secure it. . ” said Armbruster.

And AAA suggests taking slower back roads or surface streets instead of high-speed highways on the journey home from the ground up.

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