Route 66 holds the status of being one of the world’s most iconic roads. Although much of the 2,448 mile stretch of road has been superseded by the interstate highway system, the road once used by many travelling west in the hopes of better prospects during the 1930’s Dust Bowl is considered by petrol heads and motor bike enthusiasts to be a driving nirvana.
As a law firm specialising in all areas of personal injury compensation including road traffic accidents, we at Accident Advice Helpline have developed a specialist knowledge of many of the world’s greatest road trips.
Carrying plenty of water
This is doubly important for those undertaking the trip on a motor bike. The effects of dehydration can seriously affect your driving or riding. The minor effects of dehydration include sweating, nausea and vomiting and some of the more extreme side effects include organ failure.
Effective planning and communication
Unlike the relatively nucleated nature of the UK, there are vast stretches of Route 66 which are entirely barren. This poses a number of significant safety risks for those who are unfamiliar with the route. It is important to plan your route carefully before setting off, including taking account of fuel stops and rest stops. If you are undertaking the journey as part of a group, it’s important to have a protocol in case anyone should get lost along the way.
Most of the locals living along Route 66 are extremely accommodating to drivers and are even dependent on the tourism for income. However, crime is a very serious problem along some of the vast stretches of road. Ensure that you are extra-vigilant when it comes to protecting your valuables. Ensure that your vehicle is locked and if you are travelling by motorbike, use a lockable tank bag or case which is fixed to the frame of the bike.
Had an accident on Route 66? Call Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation including road traffic collisions. We can even help you to make a claim for compensation if the accident occurred outside the UK. We boast over 15 years’ experience in the business and can help you make a claim whether you’ve been injured as the driver or passenger in a car accident or if you’ve been involved in a motor bike accident.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice