Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Planning a Staycation? ; Tips from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) on Staying Safe on Long Journeys

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Planning a Staycation? ; Tips from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) on Staying Safe on Long Journeys

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AS the bank holiday weekend and half term holiday approaches, many people are choosing to holiday in the UK this year. IAM chief examiner Peter Rodger advises on planning to stay safe on long journeys. "Share the driving if possible. It makes more sense to spread the load of the different aspects of a journey. If there are two adults, it's the passenger's job to look after the kids, not the driver's. Include regular rest stops, preferably at least once every two hours. Make sure you eat sensibly, and drink enough fluid as dehydration destroys concentration quickly. Get out of the car and walk around when you make the stop - it makes a real difference. Plan your fuel stops in advance, especially if traffic is likely to be heavy. There's nothing worse than sitting in a traffic queue with the fuel warning light glowing. If budget is an issue, try and plan to buy away from the motorway - service area prices tend to be higher, but running out on the motorway is both dangerous and can be very expensive. …

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