Take the High Road to Safe Driving
Road trips are meant to be filled with adventure and fun, although unfortunate events could also happen. Some simple safety precautions can make your trip better and more enjoyable.
Check Your License, Insurance, and Registration: there is no way to go out without these. Check them out prior to hitting the road. You should have them all in one place. It’s also important to check when your insurance policy expires,
Back to basics: it is a good idea to learn a few car DIY maintenance skills before hitting the road. Besides, get your car inspected before you leave, you never know when something comes up. Also learn how to check air pressure in your tires and add air to any tires that are low as well as how to change a tire.
Furthermore, get to know how to manually add windshield wiper fluid and oil to your car’s full line, get good trademarks to be confident about product performance.
Keep your eyes on the road: number one danger on the road is distracted drivers, taking your eyes of the road for even a split second can end in disaster. Don’t text and drive or try to make calls.
Don’t rush: stop every 2 hours to stretch your legs. It is quite difficult these days to drive more than 100 miles on an American road without coming upon a town or a service station. If you’re traveling with kids, find rest areas where they can play, and that have baby-change facilities, if necessary.
Get familiar with weather and topography: research on the internet accurate information on weather, road conditions and other matters of interest to road trippers. There is plenty of information available, take advantage of it.
Use your common-sense personal radar: try to look like a local, even if your license plate isn’t. If your vehicle has gear stowed on the roof, be careful about parking. Try to avoid leaving luggage or valuables in plain sight.