8 Safety Tips for an Ultimate Holiday Travel
Byon January 13, 2020
In addition to summer, the holidays are one of the best times to give your long-anticipated travel a shot. With this, many people would surely take advantage of the coming holiday season to do the same thing as well, which leads to the possibility that you might be sharing the same road with a number of motorists. That being said, being aware of certain safety hazards before you hit the road is indeed important. Enjoying a safe trip is probably your top concern this holiday ─ whether you’re off to visit your family and relatives or about to have a road trip with your loved ones. So, here are some of the safety tips that you should take into consideration, along with planning this year’s holiday trip.
1. Make sure your home’s security system works properly
Isn’t it hard to enjoy when half of your mind flies back to your home ─ worrying about the security and thinking about the worst that might happen? That is why installing a security system in your home is a great way to monitor your home. But aside from the installation, making sure that the devices, like all the alarms, motion detectors, cameras, as well as other monitoring tools, are working properly. Or, for a better security level, you can have someone (whom you can truly entrust your home) to check your home from time to time.
2. Have your car inspected and/or serviced
Going on a holiday trip would not be possible if your car is not on its top condition. Thus, having it checked and/or serviced by your trusted mechanic is the best way to know whether it is in good condition and running smoothly. With this, you are likely reducing the chances of accidents or getting your vehicle break down in the middle of your trip. Any of the two doesn’t sound good, right?
3. Prepare an emergency kit
There are times where emergencies can happen while you’re in the middle of the drive, regardless of the fact that you have just had your vehicle checked before hitting the driveway. In this case, being prepared with first aid kit, as well as an emergency kit containing necessary tools like a spare tire, carjack, and jumper cables is a must. These emergency kits can be of great help should urgent situations arise.
4. Plan the drive ahead of time
Extensive planning before your scheduled trip is one of the best ways to ensure that you are prepared for whatever situation, whether it is good or bad, that might come your way during a holiday trip. There is a chance that you might drive on a highway that is under construction or has severe traffic, which can surely impede the fun of your trip. In this case, knowing the alternative routes is also an important task that needs to be done, in order to save you from the possible hassle and to save time, too.
5. Plan your Plan B
Worst can happen when you least expect it. When it comes to traveling, you may come to a point where the place that you’re trying to get is either closed or full of other travelers, therefore you will be forced to change the plan. However, changing it on the spot is challenging, which is why it is important to always prepare for Plan B, in case the original plan didn’t work.
6. Carry a cell phone and charger
When car troubles happen and you’re in the middle of nowhere, having a mobile phone is like a heaven-sent, as this mobile device allows you to call for help with your car or for a ride in order to get you to a warm and safe location. But since your cell phone can run out of battery, carrying a phone charger is also an important thing to take note ─ to keep the battery topped up.
7. Stay hydrated
It may seem to be a challenge to keep yourself hydrated during a long holiday drive, but being dehydrated is surely the last thing you would want to happen. In case you don’t know, not having enough water when you are having a long drive could result in fatigue or lead to decreased alertness, which is considered to be perilous on the road. That is why, having a few bottles of water in your car, in a spot where you can easily reach for it when needed, is truly essential.
8. Ensure comfort inside the car
Traveling under the broad sunlight is one of the main factors that make you and the other people inside the car feel uncomfortable. Aside from drinking enough water and turning on your car’s air conditioning system, there’s one great option that can surely ensure comfort inside the car ─ a thing that can maintain a comfortable temperature without blasting your air conditioning units! Vehicle window tinting! Indulging your car in car window tinting Singapore is one of the ways to ensure your best holiday travel experience.
Not only does window tinting save you from the hazards brought by the sun’s heat, but it also provides car UV protection, as the automotive film used can block up to 99% of the detrimental ultraviolet rays. Moreover, you can get to enjoy a lot of benefits that come with tinting your vehicle’s window.
In case you’re interested in tinting your car’s windows, you can get quotations from one of the best providers of the automotive film in Singapore. Just contact Infratint through our customer care hotline 6684 5330 or 9456 0888.