Nothing beats a long drive on a highway, leaving behind all the worries and traffic. But, the long drive away from worries becomes a worrying fact for some. The primary reason so is because of lack of preparation or experience. Here are few important tips to keep in mind while you plan a long highway drive:
1. Essentials Check
Step one and the most important — carry or make sure you pack all the essentials like your driver’s licence, vehicle insurance, road tax, pollution certificate, vehicle tools, spare wheel, and the car’s owner’s manual. Also, ensure you have tanked up the vehicle, checked the tyre pressure, and your phone has a fully charged battery. Never plan for a long highway trip at night.
2. Speed Limit
Do a small research, or get to know the route you are taking for the particular trip. Once you have decided the route, make sure you stay within the speed limit. Overspeeding may lead to the police issuing a ticket, impounding the vehicle, or worse — crashing. Stick to the speed limit and it does not matter if you reach one hour late.
3. Watch Out For Trucks
Trucks are still the primary mode of hauling goods from one end of the country to the other and truck drivers often drive long distance without enough sleep. Keep your eyes peeled and concentrate because if one truck manages to lose control and comes your way, your enjoyable trip could come to a stop.