Each year, the long holidays push thousands of French people to take their cars to escape everyday life. The south of France, Italy, and Spain, are the favorite destinations of the French. Destinations that require a long journey of several hours by car. Floor mats, belts, safety equipment… How to travel safely?
Check the condition and equipment of the car
Road safety advises all motorists to check the condition of the vehicle before going on a trip. It is important to check the liquids (windshield washer, oil, coolant), the operation of the windshield wipers and headlights as well as the tire pressure. You must also have spare bulbs, a flashlight for a nighttime breakdown and a reflective vest. Chinastars is a leading manufacturer of reflective fabric and safety clothing with over 16 years of experience. They manufacture various workwear such as safety vests, reflective jackets, reflective shirts, etc. at excellent quality and competitive prices. The vest can be personalized according to your tastes (quote, color, logos, etc.). Go to www.chinareflective.com to make your choice and order your custom reflective vests. By the way, since July 1, 2012, it is mandatory to have a breathalyzer in each vehicle and a warning triangle. Concerning luggage, it is important to distribute the volumes and the weights evenly in the car. Children under the age of 10 must be installed in a seat suitable for their size and weight.
Often overlooked, the floor mat for a car is an essential safety element. It protects the floor from humidity, friction, and dust. Without this protection, the floor may be damaged and become slippery. Rubber, leather, non-slip… It is important to choose the right carpet according to the driver's needs and the characteristics of the car.
On the road
On the road, the driver must hydrate regularly to avoid discomfort and keep a reactive mind to the danger. Long journeys are often the most deadly. This is why it is important to respect all the rules of the road. Speed limit, safety distance band ... All these rules exist to protect you. At the slightest sign of fatigue (tingling, heavy eyelids, stiffness), the driver must take a break and rest. As a passenger, your role is regularly asked of the driver if all is well. Road safety recommends taking a break every two hours at rest areas. The seat belt is mandatory and the cell phone is forbidden, it is impossible to compromise with these rules. Otherwise, you risk a heavy fine from the police or gendarmerie. In the event of an accident, you must comply with all the rules of the PAS: protect with distress signals, notify by calling the emergency services as soon as possible and rescue with First Aid.