Traveling is one of the activities preferred by humans. Getting out of the routine and knowing new places is something that everyone likes. Holidays are the ideal time to take a trip, and the most important times of the year are Christmas, Easter, or summer. During these key days, referred to as ‘exit operation’ (or return), the concentration of vehicles on the roads and, therefore, the likelihood of having accidents increases. That is why we leave you some mistakes that you should not make when you travel and advice to correct them.
Driving with fatigue and in critical hours
The fatigue steering wheel is one of the main enemies that come to visit during the trip. It shows that drowsiness increases the likelihood of having an accident because it increases distractions and reduces reaction time. Not to mention the consequences of falling asleep while driving. At the minimum symptom of sleep, it is best to stop to rest or make a change of driver.
To avoid fatigue is greater, try not to travel in the most critical hours. We refer to that time after the meal and also during the night. You also have to keep in mind not to lower your guard in the last kilometers of the journey. In this section, there is a series of while driving.
Do not plan the route
In the days before the trip, it is advisable to plan the route to follow, keep in mind that there may be unforeseen events and prepare ourselves so that they do not catch us off guard. It is advisable to make one and even set approximate points for the stops. It is not necessary to measure the route in time because there can always be inconveniences (for example, traffic). Also, the feeling that the forecasts will not fulfill may cause some concern at the wheel.
Being nervous negatively affects our brain and causes distractions at the wheel. Stress caused by external agents (such as a traffic jam) alters the restlessness and reduces attention. We must also avoid distractions. The driver has to be in an atmosphere of calm; you have to avoid arguments; any behavior could alter him.
Do not distribute the load well
Always avoid having luggage in the trunk, all packages must be, with the heaviest objects centered and at the bottom. It is also important that the smallest objects that go in the cabin fixed because, in case of an accident, they can become projectiles.
Travel by caravan
Another custom quite extended when a trip with more people undertaken is to leave from the same place and travel together with the journey. In this way, a small convoy or caravan is formed, which. Being aware of those vehicles that accompany us makes us lose the attention of the rest, and the risks appear. It is more advisable to set a similar rhythm but without being followed, but regrouping at some established point.