It’s summertime! And In a tropical country such as the Philippines, our favorite activities are road trips, swimming at the beach, and hiking to breathe fresher air.
But before traveling to your summer destination and making your best memories, make sure that you are safe and ready first.
So, what are the right ways to prepare yourself and your vehicle for your summer getaway? Here are some few safety reminders that you must know.
CHECK IF YOUR VEHICLE IS IN GOOD CONDITION
Regardless of the distance, your car should be in its best condition as possible. Remember the acronym BLOWBAGES for your checklist.
Battery, Lights, Oil, Water, Brakes, Air, Gas, Engine, Self
Always check these things before traveling with your buddies. In this way, you can stay calm knowing that your car is in good condition.
BE CALM AND REST WELL
Aside from the driver, passengers need to get enough rest, too. Why? Because there’s a possibility that the driver can get sleepy too if all passengers are asleep during the trip. So better save your energy and download some energetic playlist to keep the vibes alive.
While aboard the vehicle, everyone should stay cool and calm. Remember, situations tend to worsen when everyone panics.
DON’T FORGET TO CHARGE
Before Starting your summer trip, always get your gadgets ready such as power banks, mobile phones, camera batteries for all the memories and Facebook- and Instagram-worthy shots.
KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN YOUR CAR
Before you head out on a road trip, prepare for the unexpected by keeping these items on board:
- Cellphone and car charger
- First aid kit
- Jumper cables
- Candles and matches
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Since summer is here and the heat is unexplainable, always remember to Hydrate. Bring bottled water anywhere you go. Have a jug of water for your vehicle too in case of overheating.
FOCUS ON THE ROAD
Leave your mobile device alone when you’re behind the wheel. Keep away all the distraction and focus on the road for safety measures.
Let your friends help you if you need anything on your phone so you can focus on the road.
TAKE REGULAR BREAKS
On long drives and limit night-time driving. Fatigue and decreased visibility can make it harder to drive safely and respond quickly to sudden changes.
So if you’re feeling a little bit tired, don’t hesitate to have a break or even have a quick nap if necessary. Remember, Safety is a priority.