Driving long distances is different from different for short distances. When you are driving for long distances it is necessary to plan in advance, get your car in good condition and ensure all safety measure before getting off.
It’s sad when drivers take off for long trips and they don’t reach their destinations, but rather get accidents on the road. To avoid accidents when driving long distances, here are five tips you must keep in mind and always consider.
- Prepare Yourself Before Getting on the Steering Wheel
The lives of your passengers are in your hands. If you fail to prepare yourself, you may not have adequate energy and strength to drive to your destination. So is prudent for you to take a good 7 hour sleep for at least two nights before getting on the road. Also ensure that you’re physically fit and sound for driving long distances.
- Ensure Your Car is Road Worthy & Fuel Up
You don’t want to stop on the road and be fixing something in your car. Check your fuel, clutch, brakes, mirror, turning signals, wipers, exhaust, engine and many others. The bottom line is that ensure that your car is safe and sound before you set off! If you fail to take good care of your car, your car will fail to take you to your destination.
- Stop for Regular Breaks
Fatigue is one of the causes of road accidents when driving long distances. Don’t drive drunk and don’t drive tired. If you’re tired, rest! Stop at regular time and rest –at least for three hours. Know your capacity! Ensure you have some fruits, vitamins and water available in your car—so you can take them when hungry and exhausted.
- Always Put on Your Sit Belt and Sit Up Right
You can’t sit any how—you’ll get waist pain. Always put on your sit belt and adjust your seat properly so that your body fits well on the seat. Remember you’re driving long distances, so ensure you sit properly so that it makes your driving smooth.
- Keep Yourself and Passengers Entertained
Keep yourself and your passengers entertained. Get some cool music in the car to keep you and your passengers warmed up. You don’t want to keep your passengers bored and dull in the car so that they begin to fall asleep one by one to the extent that the sleep also takes you too.
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