Tips on Keeping Safe on a Road Trip

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The summertime is a wonderful time of the year to go on a road trip. The weather is a bit warmer and our children will be at home and will be expecting to enjoy their vacation.

There are a lot of things to do and many places to visit along the way. So, as you embark on this life changing adventure, there are a few things that you can bear in mind that can be helpful, in keeping safe along the way.

Tell Someone and Keep in Touch

Share your itinerary with at least two trusted individuals, so that others will know where you are, or, where you will be and keep in touch with them.

Walk with a Cellular Phone

A cell phone will come in handy here. If you do not want to pay a monthly bill, consider purchasing a "pay as you go" one, that is, a phone that uses a money card. These money cards usually fall between ten to fifty dollars and when the money is used up, you can purchase another one.

Emergency Kit

Don't forget to pack at least a small first aid kit.

Fit Vehicle

It is taken for granted that the vehicle you will be travelling in will be in the right condition for the trip. However, as you travel, if for some reason you are faced with vehicular trouble, do not be caught unprepared to deal with it.

In addition to walking with the usual tools, walk with the telephone numbers and addresses of mechanics in the areas that you will be passing through.

Food Storage

A road trip can be taken in a two-door car or in a recreational vehicle (RV) and depending on the vehicle, it can make storing food a bit harder or easier. Nevertheless, hard or easy, it is important to keep the food safe. Also, walk with a lot of water to wash your hands and to keep hydrated as well.


You can also tune-in, to the radio stations in the area that you are in.

Keep safe and enjoy the trip.

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This article was published on 2010/03/27