Safe holiday driving tips

November 2011

Getting ready for that summer holiday road trip?

It’s a great time to think about the safety of you and your family by making sure that your car is road worthy.

Here are a few tips to help you get to your destination safely:

  • Prepare your vehicle – check your tyre pressure and condition, fluid levels, lights, clean your windscreen. It’s a good time to give your vehicle a service before the start of summer
  • Prepare yourself – be rested before a long drive, plan the trip so you share the driving and take regular breaks to minimise fatigue
  • If you have children in the car ensure they are correctly restrained in an approved car seat
  • Checkyour load security and trailer coupling locks when towing a boat, trailer or caravan