When you rent a campervan there are plenty of things that you need to consider before your big journey. Safety is number one. So, when you start your road trip, consider the size of the vehicle you’re driving, the country you’re in and the road rules. Our article on good driving tips for beginners will also help you on your next journey.
Never Exceed the Speed Limit
It’s understandable that things that are out of your control can happen in life, but you should never exceed the posted speed limit. Not only can you get a ticket if you get pulled over, you risk the safety of yourself, other drivers and pedestrians.
Always Wear a Seat Belt
If you’re unfortunate enough to get into a car accident, wearing your seat belt can save your life. The impact of the accident will be less severe, and lower the risk.
Avoid Being a Distracted Driving
Eating, looking at your phone or simply not paying attention increases your risk for getting into a car accident. Make sure to always focus on the road, and check your rear-view mirrors from time to time.
Never Drink and Drive
Alcohol impairs your ability to operate a vehicle, and it greatly increases your risk of getting into a car accident. If you’re drinking and need to get somewhere, just order a ride sharing service and pick your vehicle up the next day.
Watch Your Blind Spots
Blind spots are important to keep track of, especially if you’re performing a lane change. Visibility out of a campervan can also be difficult at times. Make sure you look behind you to be able to see your blind spot and avoid crashing into other vehicles. If you need some assistance, have someone get out of the vehicle and check the surrounding area.
Maintain a Safe Following Distance
Tailgating another vehicle is not only rude, but it can cause a car accident if you don’t brake fast enough. Vehicles can brake at any moment, so make sure to stay an adequate amount of space behind whoever you’re driving behind.
Follow All Road Signs
Blowing a stop sign is incredibly dangerous, because there may be a vehicle approaching that you can’t see. Make sure to be vigilant and always follow any road signs that you encounter.
If you’re interested in travelling through New Zealand and want to rent a campervan, contact Mighway. We offer roadside assistance, insurance, and there’s no need to wait in a depot. Visit our website at www.mighway.com or give us a call at 0(800)-555-696 to get in touch and learn more about our campervan services.