Driving to work and back every day is something that we all do without really putting too much thought into it, it is somehow automatic. When driving long distances, it requires more thought, and the abnormality of it heightens us. We become stressed quickly and uncertain of the road ahead. You must try and lessen the burden by putting in place elements that assist in making it more enjoyable.
Two essential rules to heed to when planning your trip is take a break of at least 15 minutes every two hours driving. Limit your drive to no more than 8 hours in a day. One way of ensuring you abide by these rules is to share the journey. We all know that person who thinks that they should drive the whole way. Share the load of driving; you will be amazed by what you can see as a passenger for a change.
Allow ample travel time. If you have planned your trip correctly, there shouldn’t be a need to high tail it through the countryside, enjoy the scenery.
Dress for comfort. Loose comfy clothing is a must when driving, and don’t forget to look after your feet with a pair of shoes that allow your feet to breathe.
Stay hydrated. Energy drinks or caffeine is not the best way to hydrate. Drink water – your body will thank you for it.
Ensure your air conditioner is not on recycled air.
If you are traveling interstate, it doesn’t hurt to read up on the road rules. For some reason, what you can do in one State doesn’t necessarily mean the same rules apply in the next.
Don’t wait until you are close to empty to fill the car, believe it or not, there isn’t a Servo every kilometre, although it may seem like it when you don’t need petrol.
Therefore, keeping the kids occupied is crucial to any driving trip. Be prepared with a backup pack should the batteries die in their electronic devices. Include things such as maps to where you are going so the kids can mark landmarks along the way. It may also help with the “Are we there yet?” chant becoming a thing of the past.
Most of all, enjoy your trip and drive safely.
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