To be a responsible driver you need to observe traffic rules and signs, and be prepared to face problems and mistakes of other road users, adjust speed with other road users, periodically check that you have not forgotten traffic regulations and signs show that you have a general drivingresponsibility. If you are not sure about your driving capabilities contact now tomorrows driver.
Driving should be kept safe, but not too harsh and cramped creating tension. Hands on the steering wheel should be kept as clockwise 10:10.
Always drive on the right side, and in the change of direction or when overtaking check the car behind you, do the overtaking by leaving space for another vehicle, and then get back to the right. Always keep enough distance from vehicles in front of you to avoid unintended consequences when a possible emergency braking occurs. Otherwise, always check the brake after a long period of non-using of the car.
Preparation of the car for a long trip
For longer distances, the car is subjected to more problems than usual, often loaded to the limit in a relatively short period of time exceeding the high mileage in a variety of conditions – rain, wind, altitude, bad way … Therefore, it is recommended that you or with mechanic, make a little test, which means that the car should look good from the outside – tires, wipers, lights, door locks, leakage of oil or liquid from it. Be sure to check the brakes, change the engine oil and oil filter, and always carry a spare liter of oil with you.
Check the air filter and if necessary change it, the same should be done with the alternator belt and fan.
For longer distances it is advised to take breaks while driving for every 100 kilometers and not to forget to refresh yourselfwith soft drinks, preferably water, tea and fruit juices, along with good food and certainly without consuming drugs that may affect the loss of concentration and cause drowsiness.
In summer conditions, when temperatures are higher, it is recommended that you travel in the morning or evening, when it is more comfortable behind the wheel and do not create a big difference in the temperature in your car and the temperature outside.
Driving in rainy conditions
Sometimes it’s good to park the car and wait for the rain or storm to pass until the driving conditions become safer. Special attention should be paid to the phenomenon that is known as aquaplaning, when between the road and the tires thereis a certain layer of water that is being created so that the tires have practically no contact with the road, and that is when you can lose control of the vehicle. Slippery roads, even in conditions of rain, mainly require adjustment of speed, especially on roads where tractors and rural vehicles are often creating a certain amount of mud, which also can be dangerous in case of careless driving.