We’ve all seen family road trip movies and many of us have experienced enough disasters to film our own versions. A little preparation and planning goes a long way in preventing road trip dramas and keeps you safe as well.
Plan the length of your trip and decide how far you want to drive per day. Make accommodation reservations for about an hour less than that. Traffic jams can slow you down and wear you out.
1. Remember your cell phones and the chargers. Walkie talkies are handy for keeping track of family members in touch with each other in parks or theme parks. When you enter a theme park or other large facility, agree on a central meeting spot to meet if you become separated from each other.
2. Have your vehicle checked before the trip. Have the oil changed, check and replace best car battery if necessary and the brakes and tires checked before you leave. Always check the tire pressure, many accidents are caused by improper tire pressure. [Read more…]