As much as we love, the great trips or dream of being invited to travel in the most disproportionate cruise in the world. The most common thing for everyone will be to take a little drive by car during the next vacations. That is why we have prepared these practical and safety tips if you are going to travel by car during the Easter holidays. Which we hope will suit you well.
Check the vehicle just before you leave
It is important to know that the car in which we are traveling is in good condition. Start the engine and check that no light or pilot light is on that you have full water levels windshield wipers brake fluid oil and fuel. Check the lights, step on the brake and test the washes-clean to verify that they work correctly and that all the pilots look. It is better to replace a fuse or a light bulb now than to have it when it is needed on the road if something fails.
Check the documentation: Permission of circulation of the vehicle, technical sheet insurance papers, a friendly part etc must be at hand in the glove compartment. It’s all right for you to carry a paper and a pen in case they are needed. Tires are the points of contact between the road and your vehicle. It is important to check that they have enough drawing to avoid skidding and other dangerous situations. It is also necessary to verify that they have the level of pressure to travel, since low-pressure tires are more insecure both in curve and in case of need of braking.
Do not forget to check the spare tire pressure. Check that you know where it is, that you have a cat and the key to dismantle the wheels in case of a puncture. By the way, check that you have the required triangles reflective vests and other utensils such as a flashlight or a fuel bag.
Who goes in the car?
Make sure that all passengers are well seated and have fastened the seat belt, without exceptions. The copilot must be the one who drives the radio, the GPS or navigator or who consult the map, without distracting the pilot. Children should be seated, following the safety recommendations of the DGT, and use the necessary elements for their safe transportation such as special chair etc.
Which will depend on their size not their age Pets should not be loose in the car? They must be secured with a harness or placed in such a way that they cannot interfere with the driving of the vehicle or its passengers. Check that the suitcases are well placed in the trunk and that they do not “dance” or move around the curves. If you have, a bag or luggage outside the vehicle checks the fastenings and anchors before leaving to prevent them from moving during the trip.
When driving, remember not to make sudden movements, avoid bothering or approaching cyclists and pedestrians, especially in overtaking maneuvers and try to continually signal your movements so that those who precede you or follow you on the road do not have to guess what you are going to do.
Drive calmly and enjoy the ride too
Holidays start from the moment you leave, not from the moment you arrive. Take your time, drive calmly and enjoy the ride the pleasure of driving. It is important to go relaxed but attentive to the circumstances of the traffic without great distractions inside the car. You can put a music that you like and keep you awake but that does not stun or numb you.
Put yourself in a good position, put on your seat belt and start the journey. Be sure to make a stop every two hours or two and a half hours, resting 30 minutes. If you stop at a gas station, drink a coffee or a soda and use to go to the bathroom and then wash your face you will be fit again to follow another path. It is preferable to stop in a rest area and give a nod that you believe you are going well and fall asleep behind the wheel.
All precautions are short and rest is essential to reach your destination and enjoy your Easter holidays. We are sure that many of these practical and safety tips if you are going to travel by car in the Easter holidays are very obvious and known by all, but it never hurts to remember them and can serve as a check-list to check that everything Is correct before leaving. Prudence, good trip and enjoy the holidays. We want you to come back and tell us.https://www.travelerstrails.com/safety-tips-traveling-car.htmlhttps://www.travelerstrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/traveling-by-car.jpghttps://www.travelerstrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/traveling-by-car-150x150.jpgTravel Tipsdriving safety tips,road trip tips,traveling in car