With festive season approaching soon, now is the time to start planning exciting road trips overseas to celebrate with family and friends.
Nevertheless, driving cross-country can be risky, especially if you and your passengers fail to prepare for the possibility of different driving laws and regulations across borders.
Gettin pulled over, suffering a motor accident or receiving costly fines can all put a damper on your festive celebrations. Use these helpful tips to drive safely abroad:
Remember important documents - When crossing the border of any country, it's crucial to have a proper identification documents on hand. Before your road trip even begins,
be sure to double-check that all passengers have their passports. Additionally, make sure you have a valid driving licence and updated number plates.
Have the required materials abroad - Apart from important documents, many countries require drivers to have a variety of materials in their car during travel,
such as a first-aid-kit, fire extinguisher, warning triangle, reflective jacket, headlamp beam reflectors or spare bulbs. And don't forget your wallet,
either - you will need cash or a payment car readily available to pay for tolls.
Study the law - Be prepared for different laws and regulations when travelling on foreign roads. If you are unfamiliar with a country's driving policies,
review them before getting behind the wheel. No matter how obscure they may be, following the law will ensure a safe journey avoiding hefty fines.
Avoid map distractions - Don't wait until you are in the car to look at your travel, have it readily available or designate a passenger to direction duties.