Road trip tips
Once you have your licence and feel confident on the roads, one of the great experiences you can try is to take your friends or family on road trips at the weekends and during holidays. Having a car gives you the freedom to experience new places easily, allowing you to head out whenever you want and take your time on the journey to get where you want to go. You can make the journey part of the experience, stopping at places along the way and making for a really memorable adventure.
However, you also need to be safe on a road trip, as spending a longer amount of time on the road means you are more at risk of having an accident. Here are some tips for making your road trip as safe as possible:
- Stay focused. If you are driving for a long time it can feel difficult to focus completely on the road at all times. If you are on a road trip and want to enjoy the trip as much as your passengers, it can be tempting to watch the scenery and try to get involved as well, but it is far better to pull over so you can experience things rather than lose focus.
- Slow down. A road trip with music and friends can cause you to hit your speed a little harder than you usually would. Always stay under the speed limit, and make sure you plan lots of time so that you don’t need to speed.
- Plan ahead. Even if you don’t want to plan every aspect of your trip before you leave, you should at least plan each day before you head out, so that you know the routes you need to take and of any potential problems well before you hit them.
- Don’t drink and drive. If you decide to stop somewhere to have an alcoholic drink on your trip, make sure that there is somewhere you can stay or relax for a few hours until the effects of the alcohol have worn off.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Coltishall with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had an accident which was not your fault on your road trip, and sustained a whiplash injury in Coltishall or any other type of injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
This compensation will help to reimburse you for any money you have lost through not being able to continue your road trip, as well as for the whiplash injury in Coltishall suffered.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your accident and whiplash injury in Coltishall and find out whether or not you have a strong case for a successful claim.Open Claim Calculator
If you do then the helpline works with experienced personal injury lawyers who can process your claim on your behalf, making the process easier on you.