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Summer Road Trip

27 December 2017

Summer Driving Tips

Summer Road Trip

Summer Holiday travel is in full swing, and the roads will be busy especially at weekends.  With busy roads, excited passengers heading off to the beach or to meet up with family and friends, coupled with hot, dry weather it is important to take care on the roads.  Remember if you need Roadside Assistance at anytime Roadside Response is hear to help, anywhere, anytime.

Use these simple tips to make driving a safer experience.

Keep your distance

Make sure there is a good distance between you and the car in front. The rule of thumb is a two second gap in the dry and a four second gap in the wet. It can make all the difference. Driving too close gives you little time to react so keep your distance.

Buckle up

Make sure everyone in the car is buckled up and ensure any children, infants or babies are in the right seat. You can be fined for not having a child in the correct seat, but worse still, it is dangerous.  People who wear their seat belts have a much better chance of surviving a crash.

Stick to the speed limit

There is a simple message here, for every kilometre over the speed limit you go the worse the outcome will be if you crash. Reaction times are less as are stopping distances. Your car carries more force the faster it goes and so the damage to your car if you hit something is worse.

Don’t drink and drive

This is a no brainer: drinking alcohol seriously impairs your ability to drive. The drink drive limit is lower now than it used to but the safest way is not to drink at all.

Be seen

Turn on your headlights if it is raining or when it gets dark. It is much easier to see a car with headlights on if there is poor visibility.

Take a break

Driver fatigue – especially on long journeys – can be fatal. If you feel as if you are getting tired then either swap driving with someone else or take a break and even a quick nap.

Be patient

With heavy traffic people’s patience can be stretched. Just take a few deep breaths and drive to the traffic conditions. If you miss your exit then carry on to a safe place and turn around. If you are running late then don’t rush, it is better to be late and arrive in one piece than rush and not get there at all.

Roadside Assistance

We think this is good advice for everyone taking a Summer Road Trip.  Roadside Assistance is always part of your journey and Roadside Response will always be here to provide emergency roadside assistance with no membership or roadside joining fees ever.  Every Aussie is already covered under our nationwide Roadside Assistance program; you just pay for the service you need when you need it.  Summer Road Trip, here we come!


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