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Tips for Traveling in Poor Air Quality

By Tom Marino | June 8, 2023
Last Updated: June 8, 2023

WORCESTER – Smoke from Canadian wildfires are creating poor air quality in Worcester. The diminished quality can make travel even more difficult for those with asthma or other respiratory ailments.

AAA Northeast provides the following tips or driving when the air quality is poor:

  • Drive with your windows closed.
  • Use the “recirculation” button in your car to prevent bad air coming in from the outside.
  • Treat visibility the same way you would in any bad weather – slow down and increase your following distance.
  • Monitor traffic advisories, especially if you plan on driving over large bridges.

If you have to travel by plane, AAA recommends planning your flight as early as possible in the day and checking with your airline or downloading the airline app to remain aware of delays or cancellations.

AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 67 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 6 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services. 

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