Whether you’re heading off for a long weekend or an interstate journey, there are a number of simple things you can do to ensure you complete your trip relaxed and safe.
During long trips, drivers can be prone to fatigue and may be tempted to put their foot down to ‘make up time’ – putting themselves, their passengers and other road-users at risk.
Further, holiday-makers often find themselves on unfamiliar roads and in different weather conditions, such as towing a caravan, or driving in the snow. These types of situations require more concentration and extra care on the driver’s behalf.
The TAC says that planning is the key to keeping you and your family safe on long journeys. This includes planning your route and allowing adequate time to get to your destination with regular rest breaks on the way. Making sure that your car is ready for the long haul is also crucial.
In this section, you’ll find more information about preparing for holiday driving. As well as hints for driving in various weather conditions, there’s a holiday travel checklist, and even games to keep the kids amused in the car.