There’s so much excitement in the household as we prepare for our annual road trip. It’s important for every family to have a plan to keep them safe during your long distance journey.
Here’s some valuable tips for safe road trips:
Tip 1: Get plenty of sleep before and during your road trip. According to reports from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 10% of crashes are caused by drowsy driving. Also, the first driver should get at least 7 hours of sleep before the road trip.
Tip 2: Let the passenger control the GPS, radio, answer phone calls, and texts so the driver can focus on the road, nothing else.
Tip 3: Share driving duties throughout the trip. Do not feel bad to ask someone else to drive for a little while so you can get rest.
Tip 4: Meal planning is crucial for road trips. It’s very important to pack healthy snacks and do not eat heavy meals while traveling.
Tip 5: Take a break every two hours or every 100 miles. Use this time to stretch, use the restroom, or eat your snack.
Tip 6: Make sure to have an emergency kit in the car and an active AAA membership card just in case you have car trouble.
So, are you packed yet and ready to go on your next road trip? I sure hope you are. Keep these tips in mind and follow them when you depart so you will have a safe road trip.