EASYGUARD is committed to helping drivers unleash their driving creativity safely and responsibly. In keeping with that commitment, we're offering this page filled with the latest tips. While we've made every effort to provide comprehensive information, this page is not a substitute for driver ability to exercise good judgment. As a driver, you are solely responsible for ensuring your driving are conducted safely and in accordance with all local laws and regulations.
1. Before beginning a long drive, always get enough sleep and eat a snack or meal.
2. Pull over and take breaks everycouple of hours, even if you don't feel sleepy. Grab a snack, get some fresh air and stretch your legs by walking around. If you need to, take a quick nap.
3. If you can, share the driving responsibilities with someone else. This will allow you to keep an eye on each other while driving & also enable you to nap without losing time. If you're driving alone, turn on the radio or put on some music, and keep your window cracked open.
4. If you do have to pull over, move your vehicle off the road. Never park on the shoulder or in the breakdown lane for any reason except an emergency.
5.Know the laws along your route concerning cell phone use while driving. While it may be legal in one place, it may be illegal in another, and ignorance is not typically an acceptable excuse for a violation. However, even if it's legal to talk on a cell phone where you're going, it's usually safest to use a hands-free device.
6. Never drink any alcohol before your trip.
7. Keep an eye on the weather.
8. If you are driving a rental vehicle, familiarize yourself with the car and all of its equipment (horn, brakes, hazard lights).
9. Lock all of your valuables in the trunk or glove compartment and stow all luggage in the trunk.
10. Familiarize yourself with local traffic laws.
11. Before setting off on a long car trip, be sure your vehicle is in prime condition — that tires are properly inflated, all fluids are at their proper levels and you have a full tank of gas.
12. When traveling with kids, be sure to stop often — not just for snacks and potty breaks, but also for fun.
13 Make sure everyone in the car buckles his or her seatbelt. Not only will it keep you safe, but in most places it's also the law.