Some tips for long distance driving

Some tips for long distance driving

kadija latibu
By kadija latibu

Driving long distances to neighbouring countries is quite common in Qatar. When a long weekend approaches, we would find many of us packing to go on a long road trip.

What with the fuel prices being digestible, long road trips seem to be a feasible and even a cheaper way of travelling to many.

However, long distance driving can be pretty exhausting. Here are some tips that we think are important for anyone planning to drive on a long road trip.

#- Get a good night sleep before you start your journey. Also, make sure you eat something before you hit the road.

#- If you are driving a rented out vehicle, familiarize with the car and all of its equipment (horn, brakes, hazard lights etc)

#- Taking your own vehicle? Check the tyres, the fuel tank etc. and make sure your vehicle is in prime condition.

#- Take small breaks when driving. Pull over, get out of your car, stretch a bit, click a few pictures and then continue again.

#- Take turns when driving with a friend or so. This way, you could keep an eye on one another’s driving and even catch a wink or two when tired without losing time.

#- Driving alone? Make sure you have a good collection of music to listen to!

#- Check whether your GPS unit is in order and to be on the safe side, bring along a map too.

#- Get to know about the road rules of the state you’re travelling to beforehand.

#- Entering a neighbouring country? Make sure all your papers are in order!

Got any more tips to add? If so, comment below!

(Cover image courtesy: Feroz Kaliyadan)

By MAK2015• 6 years 11 months ago.
MAK2015

is Saudi road trip is allowed? update appreciated. thanks

By MAK2015• 6 years 11 months ago.
MAK2015

is Saudi road trip is allowed? update appreciated. thanks

By Molten Metal• 6 years 11 months ago.
Molten Metal

Kadija, That's so nice of you ........... bring us more topics ............Fri, 12.02.2016, 08.11 hrs

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