Expert issues advice for safe Easter driving
Motorists heading off on holiday over Easter have been issued with a set of tips by a road safety charity.
Advanced driving expert Peter Rodger, of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), is reminding those undertaking a long journey to be prepared and avoid tiredness and distractions.
Motorists should pull over somewhere safe if they begin feeling drowsy, drink some coffee and take a 20-minute nap. Children should be given something to keep them entertained during the drive with portable DVD players or cordless games consoles the perfect candidates. Well thought-out journeys, meanwhile, will steer motorists clear of rush-hour traffic queues and more expensive fuel at motorway service areas, said Mr Rodger.
He said: "Kids can be distracting and driving can be tiring. But taking some steps to prepare yourself and your vehicle before setting off on your much-deserved Easter break will mean you'll have a far more enjoyable time getting there, and be better able to have a good break when you arrive."
Mr Rodger said before setting off checks should be made to ensure the fuel tank is full, tyres have enough tread and are correctly inflated, driver visibility isn't obscured and lights are working.
published: 22/03/2013 14:00:01