How to prepare for a long journey?

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Are you preparing for a long trip? Whether you love them or hate them if you are a driver, it is likely you may have to drive for a long time at least once in your life. In this article, we will outline the top tips on how to stay safe on the roads during longer journeys. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland now.

Plan your journey way ahead

If you are planning to drive for a longer period, you will come across traffic and obstructions that may severely lengthen your journey. It is important to plan your journey way ahead of travelling, research alternative roads, and prepare for the worst. It is essential to take regular breaks whilst driving (preferably every 4 hours) and prepare the stops you will have to make in safe places such as service stations.

Get plenty of sleep before you drive 

Make sure to get plenty of rest before you drive. Get a good night’s sleep and get at least 7 hours of sleep before you travel. Make sure you are well-rested are prepared before you travel, if you are feeling tired or drowsy, rest and wait until you feel better before you drive.

Pack essential items 

Make sure to pack all the essential items before your journey. It is important to pack your driving licence, car insurance and make sure to note down the numbers of breakdown services. If you are travelling abroad, you may need to take out extra insurance so you are covered in different countries in case anything happens; in some EU countries, you may need to display a UK sticker. In case of an emergency, make sure to pack a first aid kit, torch, and any blankets.

Carry out long trip maintenance checks 

Make sure to carry out maintenance checks on your car before a long journey. Before setting off, make sure to check your:

  • Oil
  • Tyre pressure
  • Lights
  • Washer Fluid
  • Coolant

Have you been involved in a road traffic accident?

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland. We will ensure you get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way. Our Solicitors have years of experience in personal injury claims and will make sure you know you made the right choice by instructing us.

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