Whether you are going for a long drive or are stuck in the rain while driving or even end up driving late in the night there are certain driving tips you need to remember as a precautionary measure. Have a look into these tips we compiled at Top-Driving or better yet keep them with you so that you can look up to these whenever you get free time so that you may retain this in your memory.
- Get enough food and sleep before a long drive ahead. Avoid all kind of beverages that have alcohol or caffeine in it as it may make you groggy and divert your attention from the road which can be pretty hazardous.
- It is good to have some company around you for the long drive and even better if you have a driving partner. In this way you can divide the journey and keep an eye on one another along with giving each other short time-outs which can utilized by taking a nap or refreshment.
- Though the use of cell phones while driving may be allowed in certain areas it is better not to use it at all. Switch it off while driving except when you are expecting a very important call. Even when you are using hand-free devices, they may distract you equally from the road thus keep the use of such devices to a minimum as well.
- Tune into traffic update sites while approaching major cities in order to be aware of the traffic situation beforehand and hence be prepared for short detours to save time.
- A GPS is a must for a long road trips.
- Check the condition of your car before a long trip. It is like checking a car’s vital; the tires, the fluids and the fuel tank should all be up to the mark.
- One thing that most drivers are unaware of is that an empty car can help you conserve your fuel. Get rid of unnecessary weight in your car which might slow you down and avoid abrupt starts or stops.
- Never let your fuel mark drop to the minimum. On a new road you might not know the nearest fuel station so it is better to avoid the danger by looking up a place to fill up your tank as soon as you hit a quarter of a tank.
- The best remedy to avoid motion sickness especially when you have kids as your company is to take short and quick breaks in between. In that time you can have snacks, walk around or even have a nice little chat with each other just for fun.
- Keep little essential things in your car like napkins, plastic wares, first-aid kit, flashlight, pillow, blanket and a spare tire etc. You never know when you might need them.
I know a lot of people do not follow this but trust me, seat belts are life saving. It is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your passengers and your own too. So please use it. It was made for a purpose i.e. protecting your life.