During this time of year many people will be travelling with family and friends
to celebrate Chrismas. Unfortunately many roads are covered with snow as its winter.
Therefore here is an important checklist to help you and your family stay safe during the vacation.
1. Be familiar with winter driving techniques.
Winter is a very tricky season to drive and calls for keen and special driving skills.
One of the most common precautions to be taken by winter drivers is that they should
leave plenty of space between them and the car. This helps the driver incase the car skids
Rental24h familiarizes its clients of the driving techniques before hiring out cars to them.
2. Give yourself extra time in your itinerary.
While planning for a winter vacation, you should not overestimate the distance you can reach with ease.
Instead ensure that you have multiple stops across your journey.
Additionally, do not think that you can cover the same distance at the same pace you would during summer.
3. Avoid travelling during rush hour.
If you are a first timer in the snow drive, rush hour during a cold snowy weather is likely not your place.
Skidding of vehicles makes accidents more likely, so for a safe road trip make sure you driver when the roads are quieter.
4. Take the contact numbers of a few local recovery services along your route.
When you are travelling to a rural area, an emergency recovery number may save the day especially when you are trapped in the middle of
nowhere where help is unlikely to be available. Again when travelling to a rural place your phone may lack signal so having the contacts of
local recovery services may help you get help locally.
5. Check local weather reports.
There are various media that broadcasts weather reports about various places across the country. They give warnings on blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain and extreme winds.
A traveler should check the weather reports of where he/she intends to travel to and the routes through which they will use. This allows you to prepare for what lies ahead.
6. Postpone your trip until the weather clears
Keep yourself tuned to a radio station that keeps updates on local weather conditions. When the weather is unfavorable and may pose a risk to your trip postpone it.
When the weather clears, you can resume your trip and move to your destination.
In conclusion there are many tips to ensure your safety during a winter road trips. Some of these trips are brought to you by rental24h. remember your safety comes first.