The Christmas break is here and it’s often a time for long distance drivers, drivers from interstate and vehicles towing boats or caravans. In this blog we discuss how to stay safe when it comes to driving on Victorian roads. Here’s some towing service advice for the Christmas holidays.
Towing boats or other vehicles
Vehicles towing boats or other vehicles can pose a danger for cars on the road for a few reasons. Their vision is often impaired by what they’re towing, their vehicle is more sensitive to windy conditions and they rely on other vehicles to react when overtaking. Ensure you keep your distance from vehicles towing, and only overtake when there’s an overtaking lane or safe to do so.
When it comes to driving on Melbourne roads, there are some road rules that are unique to this city. Interstate drivers may become nervous around trams, hook turns and tram tracks. Avoid drivers that are constantly breaking, unsure about turning lanes and fail to slow at tram stops.
Long drives mean tired drivers. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to know if a driver is tired until it’s too late. Signs of a tired driver may include swerving on the road, breaking at the last minute, or pulling over to the side of the road suddenly.
Campervans with limited vision
Beware of campervans. They tend to have limited rear vision, have large turning circles, are slow overtaking, and often lose speed quickly on an incline. So, make sure you keep your distance and don’t drive in their blind spot.
With an influx of parties over the holiday’s it’s not uncommon for people to be out drinking and then decide to drive home. If you see a car swerving or driving erratically, avoid them, try an alternative route, or slow down.
Gardenstate Towing Service Advice
During the Christmas break, stay alert and make sure you take regular breaks when you are driving long distances.
Gardenstate Towing tow vehicles both within Victoria and interstate. We operate 24 hours a day to help you get your car safely off the road if you are involved in a breakdown.
For information on our car towing services in Melbourne, contact our friendly team on (03) 9429 1234 or visit our website.