After packing all the stuff, you might need for your vacation. Here are some guidelines you can follow to avoid accidents and ensure a safe road trip.
- Car Tune-Up
To avoid hassles with car problems, get a tune-up. Always make sure ahead of your trip schedule that your car is in good working condition.
- Proper Sleep and Meal
As the designated driver. You need to be in proper state to drive. Get adequate sleep and meal before you drive. Caffeinated and sugary drinks just won’t cut it.
- Secure Car or Booster Seats
The number one thing you can do to guarantee your child’s safety, is to ensure that your car seat or car booster seat is properly installed in your car.
- Safety Kit
Prepare and store a safety kit in your car, at all times. Make a checklist of what you might need on the road, in case of an emergency like:
• First-Aid Kit
• Jumper Cables
• Cell Phone Charger
• Tools for Your Car
- Sun Protection
To stop the sun from spoiling the fun. Carry and apply sunscreens. Being out in the sun in long periods can cause sunburn.
- Backseat Safety
Check the backseat safety locks. Activate the child locks for the windows and doors. Look for things that you don’t want your child to get his hands-on. Like choking hazard or poisonous materials.
- Item Storage
Organize your items and store heavy bags low on the seat wells. Carry an organizer for your items that are easy to lose inside the car.
- Driving Posture
To avoid feeling drowsy while you drive. Maintain a proper posture. Sit up straight and avoid slouching. Stay alert while on the road.
- Pit Stops
Schedule or plan stops to switch drivers or stretch your legs. Remember to always drink lots of water and take necessary bathroom breaks.
- Bright Lights
Avert your eyes and avoid looking directly at bright headlights. This will prevent temporary light blindness. Use your peripheral vision to continue driving in the correct direction.
- Look Ahead
Look far enough ahead to keep watch for dangers. This will give you a change to get ample time to react, in case on an accident.
- Mobile Phones
Don’t answer your phone, while you’re driving. Even if you have a hands-free device, it is dangerous to divert your attention from the road.