Road trips can create the best memories. Especially when they go without a hitch!
The trips you remember as an adult that you took as a child are the ones where the whole family bundled into the back of a van and trekked to the countryside. You had picnics, played in the fields and found random sprinklers to jump through. Along the way, you drove for hours with amazing music playing in the background. Road trips usually become fond adult memories. The most important thing that you can do, however, is to make your road trip a safe one. You need to ensure that you are on the road and getting from A to B as safely as possible. Let’s take a look at five tips for a safe road trip?
Consider Your Vehicle for A Safe Road Trip
Bringing the car? How about hiring a van this time around? You can hire a van and complete a van servicing appointment before you go on your trip. Consider your comfort and what will make you feel as if you’re safest on the road, and go with that. If you love your usual car, load up and go! If you prefer a little more space or you plan to camp as you go, a larger van may be something you’re more interested in! Just make sure that you get the car or van serviced to ensure it’s roadworthy before you go.
Supplies for a Breakdown
Pack your snacks and drinks. If you break down at any point between service stations, you will be able to keep yourself going and you’ll save yourself money while you’re driving to the next place to be. Water is important wherever you are, and if you want to make sure that you stay safe, drinking plenty of it will keep you hydrated! This is a very overlooked part of tips for a safe road trip.
Eyes On The Prize
Avoid distractions. This is standard common sense for any trip, never mind a longer-distance one. You need to avoid as many distractions as possible that could see you into an accident. You have to be as well-rested as possible to avoid falling asleep at the wheel, too.
A Night on The Open Road?
Drive through the night. If you want to drive with younger kids in the car, drive through the night while they sleep. Not only will you avoid them distracting you, but you’ll also be able to leave earlier in the evening and have a quiet ride.
Let Others Know Your Plan
Give someone else your itinerary. Make sure that someone in your life has your itinerary so that they can ensure that you are safe on the road. They can check in with you wherever you are and know that you are going to be just fine as you drive. If you don’t check into the next place with them, they can alert anyone who needs to be alerted.
Be careful out there my lovelies!
Lots of Love,