Road Trip Safety Must-Know Guidelines for Every Driver

Safety in driving is crucial, especially with the increasing number of accidents lately, whether it involves four-wheeled or two-wheeled vehicles.

Always Use Seat Belts
Always Use Seat Belts

Numerous factors contribute to accidents, ranging from fatigue, driving under the influence, to negligence while driving. Public awareness and understanding of driving safety are still minimal.

To ensure you and your companions remain safe and comfortable while driving, let's follow the tips below!

However, what if you're short on cash or trying to save money? Surely, you wouldn't want to spend the weekend just sitting at home. Don't worry, you can still engage in productive activities at home. Moreover, these productive activities could spark future ideas for you. So, let's try out the following productive activities.

Vehicle Performance

Check your vehicle's performance before embarking on a long journey. Ensure that the car's engine, brakes, and lights are functioning properly.

Before you set off, it's advisable to inspect the car's oil, clutch, radiator water, cables, and battery condition. If necessary, have your vehicle checked at the workshop for preparation before the journey.

Infrequent servicing of vehicles can lead to a decrease in performance, so don't be lazy in servicing your vehicle, my friend!

Tire Pressure Check

Regularly check tire pressure. Ensure that the PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) is correct. Tire pressure typically differs by 2-3 psi between front and rear tires. The correct tire pressure can increase fuel efficiency by around 1-3%.

Always Use Seat Belts

Before starting to drive, always wear your seat belt! Seat belts are designed to protect drivers and passengers from impact in the event of an accident.

Moreover, traffic laws (UULAJR) Article 289 and Article 106 paragraph 6 require drivers to use seat belts while driving. Instead of getting fined, it's better to ensure you use a seat belt, my friend.


Regularly check your vehicle's fuel. Especially if you're about to enter a toll road.

Gas stations on toll roads are not as plentiful. You wouldn't want your car to break down in the middle of the toll road, would you?

Passenger Capacity & Safety

It's best not to exceed the capacity of your car, my friend. Your journey could be disrupted because not everyone can sit comfortably. If you're traveling with a toddler, it's advisable to use a car seat or booster seat so that the child remains comfortable during the journey.

Passenger Capacity & Safety

Passenger Capacity & Safety

Saving Emergency Numbers

It's also advisable to save emergency numbers for unexpected situations such as fire, traffic accidents, serious crimes, or natural disasters, these numbers will be useful for you.

Here's a list of numbers you should note in your phone:

Police Emergency Number for reporting accidents and crimes: 110

Fire Brigade Emergency Telephone Number: 113 or 1131

Ambulance Call Number: 118 and 119

Telephone Number to contact the SAR body: 115

Telephone Number to contact the Natural Disaster Post: 129

Telephone Number for Power Interruption: 123 or 021-123

General Emergency Number if cellular networks are limited: 112

Always Obey Traffic Signs

Often, traffic accidents are caused by the negligence of the driver. Therefore, if you feel tired and sleepy, try to take a rest immediately. Forcing yourself to drive while tired and sleepy can have fatal consequences.

Another cause of traffic accidents is rushing. Come on, admit it, who often rushes when in a hurry?

Many people drive or ride their vehicles at high speeds, hoping to reach their destination quickly. This, of course, is very risky for you.

So, always obey traffic signs to ensure your journey remains safe because safety is paramount. Remember, your family is waiting for you at home!