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Driving holiday tips for SA50s Lifestyle readers
Holidays are not always about
hopping on a plane and jet setting
out of the state or country – driving
can be also be great way to travel.
Before you head off, RAA has some
helpful car and road safety tips to
get you on your way.
RAA’s Head of Technical and
Automotive, Mark Borlace, said
taking time to prepare your car
for driving holidays is important,
not only for your safety but to also
prevent unfortunate mechanical
“Checking your tyres is important.
Make sure you have at least 2mm of
tread on each tyre and, if your car is
new to you, check you have a spare
tyre and the right jack and practice
“If you’re taking a caravan on the
trip and haven’t had any experience
driving one, practice drives will help
you become familiar with the size
and weight of the rig, which can alter
handling quite substantially.
“Also, check your headlights – make
sure they work and won’t ‘dazzle’
other road users. You can test this
at home – while reversing out of
your driveway, your lights should
move down the wall. If they indicate
up the wall, then you have a glare
problem for other drivers,” said Mr
When driving long distances, it is
important to take a break every two
hours for at least 15 minutes, even
if you aren’t tired. Driver fatigue
accounts for 25 to 35 per cent of all
fatal crashes. Breaking up the drive
will help you stay alert and awake.
RAA members can contact the
RAA Technical Advice line on
8202 4689 for further advice or
queries on any motoring matters.
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