If you are heading out on a road trip, then why not try to build your road trip in a new place? Going abroad and doing a road trip is something completely different to doing one at home and especially if you choose somewhere like Australia to do it. Not only is Australia a beautiful country, but it’s affordable to travel there depending on where you are coming from and which corner of the world you start from.
You want to make your road trip comfortable and that means making sure that you have all of the right equipment, all of the right food and water, and make sure that you have a pre owned ATV to get you from A to B. Your road trip is supposed to be something exciting, so make sure that you stay comfortable and you make it an enjoyable thing to do. So if you want to be safe on your next road trip, let’s take a look at these tips below, especially if you are heading to Australia.
- Get to know the road safety rules. If you’re planning on driving in Australia then you need to know that they drive on the left side of two way roads. If you are used to driving on the right hand side it can be quite confusing so make sure that you are aware of the rules before you get going. When you rent a car, there are very few requirements that you need to meet, such as a valid driver’s license from your home country and a credit card for security deposit purposes. You should also ensure that you have your passport handy in case you need it for ID purposes.
- Fuel the car. If you want to be safe on your road trip then you need to make sure that your car is still going. So fill up the tank and then make sure you have a separate Jiffy can of petrol in the car too. The last thing that you need is to be stranded at the side of the road with no way to keep going, especially in the Australian Outback that can get very hot very quickly in the day and very cold very quickly in the night. Make sure that you have a spare petrol can and download a fuel map so that you can see where your nearest petrol stations will be between drives.
- Bring a first aid kit and a bite kit. If you’re going through the Outback in Australia then you need to be able to treat any potential bites. You won’t be able to suck out the poison of a snake bite, but you can treat a wound if there is one. Any seasoned road tripper knows how important it is to make sure that they stock up on bite treatments and first aid kits, so make sure that you are equipped before you get going. There’s nothing worse than being on the road and getting stuck.
- Download an Emergency app. If you don’t know your exact location when you’re on the road, an Emergency+ app can really help. The emergency services in Australia have actually designed their own one so that you can use your GPS capabilities to pinpoint your location.