A UK motoring website, www.safe-driving.co.uk is offering motorists advice on how to guarantee safe and stress-free journeys.
The experts at StressFreeCarRental.com have shared their eight top festival driving tips to keep everyone safe and relaxed behind the wheel.
When driving to and from popular festivals, those behind the wheel are often met with road traffic, lholiday car rentalong queues and difficult routes.
Motorists should take away any potential additional stresses by following simple tips like topping up on petrol and securing a sat nav ahead of the trip.
A spokesperson from StressFreeCarRental.com commented, “With just a little bit of planning, you can guarantee yourself and your passengers a smooth journey to your designated festival.
“Spending quality time with your friends and family should be your priority, and so to maintain this level of fun, it is definitely worth preparing before your departure.
“Having a parking plan and keeping car keys safe while at the festival are just two suggestions to create a calm and easy festival experience.”
Here are the top tips from the team at StressFreeCarRental.com to guarantee car festival journeys with ease:
- Top Up On Petrol
Visit a petrol station before setting off on your journey to ensure you don’t find yourself in a sticky situation – running out of petrol in a remote location would be a less than ideal start to your trip away.
- Check Tyre Pressure
Not only will there be a lot of heavy camping gear crammed into you vehicle, but it will likely also be full to capacity regarding passengers too. If the car is heavy, it may be slightly more difficult to drive. You can help the situation by changing your tire pressure to ensure your car is still comfortable and easy to drive despite the added weight.
- Secure A Sat Nav
If the festival is in a remote location it can be easy to get lost in the countryside. Taking a sat nav with you will ensure you get to the festival on time without any hassle or confusion. Most crucially, ensure it has been charged before heading away – if not, go-to apps and maps on your phone can save the day.
- Limit Distractions
If your passengers are being loud or insist on having the music blasting, it can make concentrating on the road extremely difficult. Don’t be afraid to turn the music down or ask your passengers to be quieter so you can retain your focus.
- Have A Parking Plan
Find out the price of parking and where you’ll need to head when you arrive on the festival’s website ahead of time to save confusion when you get there. Also, making a clear note of where you’ve parked is a good idea, so you don’t lose your car in jam-packed car parks. ‘Park and ride’ may also be a cheaper option worth investigating.
- Keep Your Keys Safe And Dry
Ensure your car keys are kept safe during the festival, in a memorable and accessible place that won’t be easily forgotten. Keeping them in a place they’re not going to get wet is also ideal, as you don’t want electronic keys to break when you’re miles from home.
- Rest Before Returning
Driving while tired is extremely dangerous, so make sure you get plenty of rest before heading out on the road, especially when you’ve had a late evening the night before. If this means having to leave later on in the day after a nap and coffee, make this decision to be safe rather than sorry.
- Make sure you’re fully sober
Alongside avoiding sleep deprivation, never head out on the road if you suspect you may still have alcohol still in your system. If you’ve had one too many the night before, it is also best to head off in the afternoon the next day to make sure you’re 100% sober and safe to drive.