Get to Your Destination Safely: Six Top Tips

With the summer upon us, travellers Australia-wide are packing up and hitting the road to enjoy the warmer weather. Experts offer these tips to keep you and your family safe on the roads.

  1. Always check over your vehicle beforehand, including a proper service and tyre check.
  2. Have a good sleep the night before travelling and remember to take regular breaks – every 2 hours at a minimum.
  3. Allow enough time to get to your destination, remembering to include extra time for traffic and rest-stops. If you have small children, include time for MULTIPLE toilet stops.
  4. Driving on country roads and highways calls for more considerate driving. Keep a greater distance between vehicles and always use your indicator when overtaking.
  5. Make sure you know where you are going beforehand. Technology such as a GPS device or your phone are very distracting for the driver. Using road signs might actually increase your navigation skills.
  6. Expect to experience delays. Major road-works seem to always occur over the summer, and you are sure to see delays somewhere in your journey, according to My NRMA Community.