We need to stay safe on the roads! When it comes to road travel, human beings are somewhat careless about security. Although it is true that there is always the typical one who is overwhelmed with a glass of water, most of us go on a trip thinking that nothing can go wrong, and fully trusting certain things that, perhaps, you should not care so much about. We need to stay safe on the roads! Next, we leave you a series of tips that you need to watch out for when traveling:
The first thing in order to be safe on the roads we must do is plan our trip in a realistic way, without setting ourselves great challenges. Otherwise, we will be in a hurry and that is not a good thing for the sake of security. If we are going to take the car, before leaving on a trip, we must consult the weather information. As well as knowing incidents in the road network and alternatives to the roads that are under construction, that have registered an accident or that have retentions for any reason. For many travellers, researching and planning a trip is part of the game, it’s almost as much fun as traveling. Before leaving you have to do your homework, determine the places you are going to visit and gather information about security at your destination. If you suffer from any disease, be sure to take your medicines with you and collect information on whether it is possible to buy them in the destination country. To avoid dangers, a good tip is that a family member or friend you trust knows the forecast of your itinerary before leaving on your trip. Itinerary, flights, accommodation, location, information about your travel insurance, credit cards, etc. And if this information can be held by at least two people, the better.
If you are going to drive, you must prepare well for the trip – especially if you wants to stay safe on the roads. Before and during the trip, do not eat large, flatulent and fatty meals. It is best to eat a light diet, rich in protein and vitamins. And don’t forget that behind the wheel you should not consume alcohol or drugs since they reduce reflexes and create a feeling of euphoria and false security. In summer time the heat greatly affects the concentration of the driver, it also affects the mechanical condition of the car and further deterioration of the tires. Keep this in mind and schedule the trip early or late in the day. And dress comfortably.
If you’re going to travel by bus
The best and safest thing is to do it in a group. Unitrips is the best alternative for long group trips on the road. Its drivers are professionals and the guides who will accompany you at all times will be fully aware of you and the itinerary you are going to do. This way you will be very safe on the roads. As well as they will give you advice on how to prepare for this trip. Do not travel on the eve of important holidays: Christmas Eve, New Years Eve … because those days travel the world and they will be not only more expensive but more uncomfortable. Also more unsafe on the road as it is full of vehicles.
Luggage and robbers
Never neglect your luggage. At the moment or in the place where you least expect something can happen. And thieves do not have to be local, they can be tourists like you. You shouldn’t be suspicious of everyone and be suspicious, but not too carried away. The best thing is to do nothing that you would not do in your country just to be “more adventurous”. If you are robbed, the first thing is not to resist and the second thing is to go to the police to report it. If your cards are stolen you must cancel them and if your documents are stolen, go to your consulate. You have to try to stay calm and report the insurance right away: they will tell you what to do and can even help you with translations.
With the people that accompany you…
Be friendly with the bus driver to give you some tips on places to visit. Remember that they know the route and can alert you to a place that you cannot miss. If possible, opt for the window seat. In case your trip is long and you don’t like to be sitting that long, at least you can enjoy the scenery. Although many buses are more comfortable today, respect will always be an appreciated value. Try not to invade the seat of the person traveling next to you, do not tilt your seat too much and use only the trunk that corresponds to you, thus avoiding discussions with your travel companions and maintaining safety on board for everyone.
Don’t forget to bring…
Always, for every traveller, it is unthinkable to travel without: music, book or mobile type screens, ipod, etc. If you travel alone, these will be your best companions on the journey. In addition, some bus lines have incorporated wireless Internet in the units and electrical connections to always have your equipment recharged. As well as screens to watch movies or personalized series. It all depends on how lucky you are with your bus. With these tips your trips will be much more pleasant. Remember that Unitrips offers you all this and more.