Time to be thinking about your holiday driving – here’s a few safety tips
With our wings somewhat clipped regarding air travel it’s expected traffic to your favourite holiday destination is going to be heavier than normal this Xmas – a good time perhaps to plan ahead in the interests of arriving safely with the family. Maybe you haven’t been using the car as much check the tyre pressures and condition -its just so important. Inconsistent tyre pressures in a fully laden car can spell trouble in an emergency. Fatigue the other big factor – give some thought to the distance travelled and plan your rest stops accordingly – I’ve said it before, leave early after a hearty breakfast, not at the end of a working day, take plenty of water, facilitate toilet stops with the kids at regular times – every two hours max with a 15 minute rest stop, keep eating to a minimum, it can make you drowsy, take a sugar hit with some sweets and share the driving if you can. Most importantly, remember the old adage of STOP, REVIVE, SURVIVE.
I’m David Berthon
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