Safe driving is essential at all times, but when towing a caravan your driving conditions change. Take some time before you travel to re-acquaint yourself with road safety rules.AUSTRALIAN ROAD RULESRoad rules are consistent right across Australia, but some rules vary to suit local conditions. For example, in the Northern Territory there are a lot of out back roads that have no speed limit. In Melbourne, vehicles must do a "hook turn" by pulling to the left and not queuing across tram tracks when turning right. This enables trams to continue on smoothly and not be stuck behind vehicles wishing to turn right. You are also not allowed to overtake trams on the right and must stop behind a trams when it is stationary if there are no "passenger isles. For more information on road rules, and the differences between States and Territories, contact the National Road Transport CommissionCONCENTRATIONFor continual safe driving by observing the following tips can help to keep your focus on the … [Read more...] about Safe Driving and Road Rules for Australia
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COATZACOALCOS, Mexico — Another day, another 831 km. My road trip with my brother from Arkansas to Costa Rica has provoked some commentary on Facebook, not all of it very laudatory. “Idiots most people get kidnapped or held for ransom or rapped [sic] or stabbed etc I turn around while I could,” says one person. Karl Kahler/The Tico Times “Dangerous territory all the way from Mexico to the CR border,” says another. “Not worth it. Kidnappings, murders galore. No thanks. Will you report if they get killed somewhere or robbed? You might never hear from these people again.” “Drive through cartel city and then through gangland ? ? No thanks! I’ll gladly pay the $800 airplane ticket and be safe round trip,” a third chimes in. I can’t claim that Mexico is a safe place for a road trip, because sometimes bad things happen to innocent people here. But for someone who’s just driving through Mexico to get to Central … [Read more...] about US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 3: Is Mexico safe?
For those of us who drive on a regular basis, you will already know the importance of keeping tyire pressures at their recommended pressure. This is particularly important if you regularly cross speed humps or bumps, or drive roads that are bumpy where you can loose pressure. Readings should always be taken when the tire are cold; for those of you who live in hot countries, this might mean keeping the vehicle in the shade overnight and getting up early before the sun heats the tires up.There are several other measures you can take to reduce your fuel consumption. When driving, anticipate as far as possible. For example, if you are approaching traffic signals and they are red, there is no point in reaching them too soon if there is a chance they might turn green (and assuming you are not in heavy traffic where you might create and obstruction to cars behind you). Since you use most fuel accelerating, the less you do, the more you save. If possible (particularly in dual-lane roads), stay … [Read more...] about How to Save Money While Driving
Arizona vacation safety - stay aware to stay safe. Why? To save yourself grief. And pain. ENSURE your Arizona vacation safety. Learn about safety issues NOT found in the travel brochures or vacation websites. Why? To save yourself grief. And pain. ENSURE your Arizona vacation safety. Learn about safety issues NOT found in the travel brochures or vacation websites. You see, when on vacation in Arizona there are a few things that one should be aware of when visiting here. These are the type of things that you won't read about in those slick brochures you find in the travel agent's office. These are the only things that one will learn about by living here for an extended period of time. Let's face it. It's a real downer to not have a safe vacation. It's not fun to spend a night in the local emergency room with the kids when they get sick from eating some bad local food or have an accident. Not fun indeed. But, these vacation safety tips I'm going to share are not about the infrequent … [Read more...] about Arizona Vacation Safety – Stay AWARE to Stay SAFE
Many Jeep owners drive the iconic cars because of their celebrated off-road capabilities, which allow drivers to speed through mud, whip around turns, roll over rough terrain, and do it all while staying safe.Here are just a few tips that Jeep has published in its Off-Road Driving Guide that are intended to keep drivers and passengers safe:Be PreparedWhen it comes to operating a larger machine, such as a Jeep, understand that you are behind the wheel of something very heavy, powerful, and potentially deadly. Therefore, always treat the Jeep with the respect that a vehicle of its size and power deserves. This means always understanding that maintenance and routine check-ups are a requirement for safe driving.Before you hit the trail, check the battery to make sure it is securely in place, make sure all hoses are attached tightly, always check the oil and fluid levels, including gasoline for longer trips, and check the tires for pressure and holes.How to Handle MudWhen driving in the … [Read more...] about How to Safely Drive Off Road in a Jeep
GMC is one of the leading brands in heavy automobiles like truck, vans and SUVs, which are famous in North America and Middle East. GMC is second largest sellers of vehicles after the Chevrolet and in front of Pontiac. In the start of 19th century, Mr. Max Grabowski set up a company name RMVC "Rapid Motor Vehicle Company".It was the first company who launched the first commercial trucks. These trucks had one cylinder engine at that time. In the middle of 1909, another very famous company named General Motors purchased the GMC, to form the General Motors Trucks Company. After purchasing, they first designed the trucks.These trucks were first exhibited at New York International Auto Show. A round figure of 22,000 trucks was shown in that show in which GMC's contribution was only of 372 units. Even they were less in quantity; these trucks were publicly praised and from then the reputation started growing.GMC has launched several models in which intercity bus, Transit bus and Medium duty … [Read more...] about GMC Headlights – Makes Your Driving Safe