Summer is approaching and it is the moment that everyone is waiting to be able to go to rest on the beach, in the mountains or in the countryside. Follow these tips to get to your destination safely and have a real pleasure trip.
- I went out on the road with enough rest hours and without having had alcohol.
- Respect the permitted speeds; In addition to saving yourself from the fine, you will avoid the risk of suffering a road incident.
- Always keep your low beams on and report all your maneuvers to other drivers.
- Maintain a safe distance (at least two seconds with the other vehicle).
- Make rest stops. Have a drink, clear yourself and stretch your body. You don't have to arrive fast, you have to arrive well.
- Don't get distracted, keep your cell phone and mate for the beach. Keep your attention on the road.
TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHO ACCOMPANY YOU
- All occupants must wear a seat belt.
- Children under 12 years old always travel in the back and with their seat or booster according to size and weight.
- Pets restrained with their harness in the back seat (never outside the car).
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE MANDATORY DOCUMENTATION
- Driver's license.
- Green and blue ID (in case of not being the owner of the car).
- Proof of VTV or RTO (according to legislation where the vehicle is located).
- Proof of the mandatory insurance policy.
CHECK THE CAR MECHANICS
- Operation of the brakes.
- Fluid levels (check coolant, brake fluid, oil and windshield washer).
- Tire pressure (the pressure value is on a label on the front door post and varies with each model and brand).
- Operation of all lights.
SECURE LUGGAGE PROPERLY AND CARRY THE MANDATORY ITEMS
- Luggage perfectly secured and without exceeding the maximum weight authorized by the manufacturer (the car may lose power).
- Fire extinguisher well fastened and within reach of the driver (mandatory).
- Portable beacons (mandatory).
- First aid kit.
- Hydraulic jack.
- Inflated spare wheel.
Now you know everything you have to do to start your well-deserved vacation in the best way. Good trip!
Source: National Road Safety Agency