THE "CARAVAN" CRASH
A holidaymaker is having a break on a motorway service station and settles in the middle of the parking to relax, that’s where a car crashed its caravan and destroyed it because it doesn’t have time to brake.
When you have a break on the holidays road, be careful to don’t stop everywhere!
A few reminders on safety rules to remember to arrive safely on holidays:
BEFORE THE DEPARTURE:
Prepare your vehicle:
Remember to check the condition of your vehicle. For optimal road safety, check the levels, wear and pressure of the tires and the function of the lights.
Check everyone’s safety:
Ensure that all occupants of your vehicle are properly secured. If there are young children, check that their car seats are tightly strapped and make sure the child is properly secured.
To be in full capacity of your means:
Do not drive while using drugs, alcohol or any other substances that may interfere with driving. You must be in full capacity to perceive, analyze and react to hazards.
ON THE ROAD
Have a break:
On long trips stop regularly about every 2 hours, to rest, exercise, eat… Fatigue is responsible for one in three fatal crashes, making it the leading cause of death on the highway.
Respect the rules of the road:
Be sure to follow speed restrictions, safety distances, traffic signs… For your information: increasing your speed by 10km/h saves on average only 7.5 minutes on the total journey time.
Stay focused on the road:
No physical contact with your smartphone while driving. Phoning while driving means 50% less information processed and nearly 1 in 10 accidents. So, for an urgent phone call or text, sit in a parking area…