Easter road trips- avoiding risks while on holidays
Easter long weekend is an ideal time for many to travel and enjoy quality family time. It also means a lot of people are on the road, whether it is travelling locally or interstate.
According to Suncorp’s report unrestrained pets, misbehaving children and taking eyes off the road are the biggest distractions on the road. The national survey also revealed almost half of Australians have had a near miss due to them being distracted while driving.
Drivers are warned to be mindful of those around them and the added risks that comes from driving in unfamiliar area, or distractions from family members.
Drivers are also encouraged to take breaks, get a good night sleep ahead of a long journey and if possible share driving duties.
Here are some tips for staying safe on the road or while away this long weekend:
- When leaving your house for a road trip, check all doors are lock and enable security alarms.
- If you're taking a road trip this Easter break, make use of the driver reviver sites and change drivers at each rest stop.
- Don't drive at times when you would normally be asleep or tired.
- Take a break from driving at least every two hours to help fight driver fatigue.
- Keep your eyes on the road and avoid distraction.
The team at it’s insured would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter.