Road trip tips for drivers
If you are heading out on a road trip as the driver then it is important for you to know how to stay safe on longer journeys, in order to avoid a Bedwas car accident. If you do get involved in a Bedwas car accident you will not only have your trip ruined, but may have to pay out for a compensation claim, insurance claim and for damage to your own vehicle, making future trips unlikely as well! Taking a road trip is a more serious undertaking than taking shorter journeys, as you have to be alert for longer, and stay focused for much longer bursts than usual. You may also be driving in unfamiliar areas and on unfamiliar terrain.
- Plan your route in advance. If you have a sat-nav then you can plan your journey through this and set it to speak your directions as you drive. This will stop you having to look at a map as you are driving. You should come up with a couple of routes in case there is something wrong with your primary route choice, and pass any maps to passengers to read out to you.
- Plan for rest breaks. A road trip is a longer journey by nature, and this can mean that you get more tired more quickly. Make sure that every few hours you have planned a rest stop where you can stretch your legs, use the bathroom and get something to eat, or even a spot where you can get a quick nap.
- Take the right passengers. Travelling on very long journeys with small children is not ideal, so much so that they might cause issues and be distracting. If you must take long journeys with small children, people that get very travel sick and so on, then look into other options than road-tripping.
- Pack supplies. You should heave snacks which are easy to eat whilst concentrating on the road, bottled water and so on so that you don’t become too hungry or dehydrated on your journey. Have these close to hand and easy to get into, or ask your passengers to hand things to you as you need them
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team when you have had a Bedwas car accident that you feel was the fault of the other driver. The team will help you to decide whether or not your Bedwas car accident merits a compensation claim, and can talk you through the claims process to get you comfortable with the idea of making a claim. If you decide to proceed after this initial phone call, the team will pass you over to an in house experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis in order to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown