Do you Love Road Trips? A plan for a road trip can make you happy when you are sad or in stress or in a bad mood!! But before you start your road trip, you should know some useful guidelines to make the trip safe and fun. Road Conditions in our country are unpredictable, especially on highways with no traffic enforcers. You should follow some guidelines before starting your road trip. Here are some useful and important things you should keep in your mind during the road trip.
1. Essentials Check:
First and most important step. Before you start your highway ride, first of all, you must check all of the essentials like driving license, vehicle insurance, road tax slip, pollution certificate, car’s owner’s manual. Also ensure that you have tanked up your vehicle, checked the pressure in the tyres, basic tools for vehicle, and also your phone has a fully charged battery.
2. Speed Limit:
Make a small research about the route for your road trip. Once you have decided the route then make sure to stay within the speed limit. Best is to pick a speed and stick to that speed. Overspeeding may lead to the police issue, seized the vehicle, or maybe worse( crashing or something else). Pick a Speed under the speed limit and stick to that, it doesn’t matter if you reach one hour late. Just keep a thought in mind “Better to reach late than being involved in an accident“.
3. Lane Changing:
Switching lanes is one of the most cases for the road accident. Switching Lane on Highway becomes especially crucial where most vehicles travel at high speeds. One of the most common mistakes made is driving in the wrong lane. The left lane on the highway is used for slow-moving traffic and the right lane is to overtake. Don’t Overspeed on the left lane or drive slow on the right lane on highways. Don’t use zigzag your way through the lane, which could confuse other drivers. Try to stick to the correct lane according to Your speed.
4. Unmarked Speed Breakers:
In India, there are a lot of Highway roads that have speed breakers at the least expected places, and sometimes they are unmarked. Keep your eyes on the road to avoid an accident because you might lose control of your vehicle if you hit a speed breaker too fast.
5. Read the Road Signs:
All of the highways have clear road signs- read them well. Those road signs will help you to be aware of upcoming narrow sections, road-work, bridges, accident-prone areas, railways crossings, uphill, downhill, and left or right turn signs.