The world continues to move at a fast pace, and it can often feel like we need to be in five places at once. Yet despite the daily hustle and bustle, it’s important to remind ourselves to slow down when we’re driving and to practice safe driving habits all year round. 

Whether you’re driving for personal reasons, for business, or as a part of a fleet, here are a few safe travel reminders to keep in mind.

Don’t Forget to Take Breaks

The roads are busiest at certain times of the year, such as during the holidays or when kids are on school break. These seasons drastically increase the number of vehicles on the road, adding travel time to all journeys in the process. As drive times increase, make sure to avoid succumbing to driver fatigue and allow for regular breaks throughout each journey. If you are hit with unavoidable drowsiness, find a safe roadside stop where you can take a quick nap before continuing on your way.

Fill Up on Petrol

While this may seem straightforward, every driver has experienced the fear of stalling out due to a low tank of fuel. We can all recall a time where we didn’t plan accordingly, assuming there would be a petrol station along the way. Make sure to avoid this situation at any time, especially around the holidays when journey times can take longer than anticipated. This is particularly important if you’re travelling long stretches where petrol stations can be sparse.

Drive at the Appropriate Temperature

In summer there’s nothing worse that being stuck for hours in a hot car with no air con. To avoid potential situations like this, ensure your vehicles are regularly maintained by one of CardLink’s repair network partners. That way, you’ll stay topped up on coolant and won’t need to stress about running out during a long drive.

Ensure Clear Driver Visibility

On any road, you’re sure to attract a number of insects to the front of your vehicle, and the last thing you want is for them to restrict your vision. CardLink’s repair network can ensure you have enough wiper fluid in your vehicle, so make sure any maintenance and servicing are carried out through our network partners.

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No matter where you’re going, make sure to drive safely and responsibly.

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