Why not spend the holidays exploring the beautiful sights and scenes that the country has to offer? Road trips are perfect as they help you get away from the hustle-bustle of the festive season. If you are planning a road trip or have already planned one, here are a few tips that will make sure that you have a safe and delightful vacation.
The Driver Gets Dibs
Because the driver is in charge of the vehicle, they get first dibs on everything including food, snacks, entertainment, and even the air conditioning. You have to make sure that the driver is comfortable and alert throughout the drive. They also need to stay hydrated, so having a bottle of water nearby is an absolute essential.
Keep Multiple Entertainment Options
Since you will be spending quite a lot of time in your vehicle, make sure that you have multiple entertainment options. Download your road trip playlist before you start so that you don’t have to fiddle with your phone while driving. Audiobooks are another excellent option as they help you catch up on your reading without taking your eyes off the road.
You can also play word games or memory games that can help you stay alert. The passengers can watch movies or play card games and board games.
Don’ts While On A Road Trip
- Important don’ts that the driver must follow while on a road trip:
- Texting While Driving: This is a big no. In case it is absolutely necessary that you text while driving, let Google assistant or Siri do it for you. Your focus should be on the road.
- Drinking While Driving: Another big no. Not only are you going to get pulled over for a DUI charge but it is perilous.
- Drive Beyond Your Limit: You may be tempted to cover a few more miles than you initially planned to get to your destination faster, but don’t. Stretching beyond your limit is not a good idea as it will affect your concentration.
Focus On The Trip Instead Of The Destination
The whole point of a road trip is to take in the sights of the countryside. So, don’t rush toward your destination. Instead, make a few stops on the way to absorb nature.
Have Your Maps Ready
Thanks to smartphones, you can now download maps and use them even without reception. Your smartphone GPS can still be used even when there is weak or no signal. Offline GPS can come to the rescue when exploring sites that are remote with no signal.
AAA to the Rescue
The AAA not only rescues you from on-road trouble like flats and lockouts, but also give you benefits like discounts in local hotels, restaurants, and auto shops. You can sign up online for a AAA membership. They also have contact numbers that allow you to send SOS messages from places that do not have cell phone reception.
Using the above tips can help make sure that your road trip is not only fun but also safe. So, without further ado, start planning your next road trip now.