Road Trip Do’s and Dont’s
May 20, 2016
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During the summer, if you find yourself going on a road trip as a part of your vacation you will want to be prepared. Here are some “Do’s” and “Dont’s” that will help you get ready for your trip!
- Pack snacks
- Constant stopping takes up time and adds length to a journey. By having food prepared and ready to go you can cut this extra fat from the time to add to the fun part of your trip.
- Rotate the driving schedule
- Driving for long periods of time can be very tiring and increases the risk of crashing. By constantly switching drivers you allow others to nap and maximize everyone’s driving potential.
- Have activates prepared for during the drive
- During long spurts of someone else driving, having something to keep yourself occupied is a good idea. By keeping your mind active you decrease tiredness that would lead to more rest stops.
- Push yourself when tired
- Driving while tired can have devastating effects. The loss of awareness that comes with sleep loss can lead to accidents. If you find yourself in a position where you are too tired to drive, get off and either switch with another passenger or rest for the night.
- Overfeed pets
- Often times the movements of driving will cause animals to vomit, so if you are travelling with an animal that you believe could have trouble with this issue, wait until you arrive at your destination before feeding them or allow ample time during breaks for the food to settle in their stomachs.
- Drive on a broken or impaired vehicle
- While your car may get you certain distances fine despite its problems, the stress it undergoes during long distances can push these problems past the point of drivability. Take care that you do not find yourself stranded.