If you are planning a road trip, it is good to know how to stay safe. There are some tips from professional truckers that you should keep in mind.
Do Not Rely on GPS
Your GPS can only get you so far, which is why you want to make sure you double check your route. You can easily do this with Google Earth. This is also a good way to understand how long it will take you to get to your destination.
Stay Safe When You Pull Over
The ideal place to stop is at a gas station or rest stop. If this is not possible, it is best to make sure there is a full lane between where you stop and traffic so that you are not accidently side swiped. Pulling over at an exit ramp is dangerous because visibility is often poor and can lead to an accident.
It is unreasonable to think that you can drive straight through to your destination. You need to make sure you stop every few hours, even if it is just for a few minutes. The worse the conditions on the road, the more frequently you will need to stop.
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