Safe Driving Tips

Posted : Sunday 7th April 2013

Before beginning a long drive, always get enough sleep and eat something before you go

Pull over and take breaks every couple of hours, even if you don't feel sleepy

 If you can, share the driving responsibilities with someone else

If you do have to pull over, move your vehicle off the road. Never park on the shoulder or in the breakdown lane for any reason except an emergency.

Know the laws along your route concerning mobile phone use while driving

Never drink any alcohol before your trip

Keep an eye on the skies, and if you can, plan a route around inclement weather

Search the Web for traffic update sites and listen to radio traffic alerts, especially when approaching major cities

Not even a GPS unit is infallible, so we recommend bringing a detailed map or road atlas as a backup just in case

Lock all of your valuables in the trunk or glove compartment and stow all luggage in the trunk

Before setting off on a long car trip, be sure your vehicle is in prime condition

Keep costs down by conserving fuel as you drive. Minimize sudden starts and stops, empty your car of all unnecessary weight, and slow down

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