4 tips on planning your Renault KWID driving
By planning your Renault KWID driving in advance & having your ducks in a row before you drive, you can increase safe arrivals. Learn how with these four tips.
Knowing how to drive a car is 1 thing but knowing how to plan and navigate the roads to optimise safety is a whole different thing altogether. If everyone could plan their drives in advance there would be a lot less carnage on the roads.
An excellent way of preparing in advance is by planning your drives. Not only can this help you in knowing where to go, what roads to use and avoid and what stops to make but it can help you to avoid any unwanted surprises along the way and increase your safety.
The problem with not planning in advance
When you don’t plan your trips, especially long-distance ones, it could get dangerous very quickly.
With driving, there are so many unknown variables and if we were to not plan, these unknown variables could come as an unpleasant surprise and throw us off our game more than we realise.
Prevention is always better than cure and by not planning in advance, you don’t allow yourself the opportunity to prevent things before they happen. Let’s look at 2 instances of an example, to highlight the difference planning can make:
Example 1 (No planning):
You’re driving along the busy highway on your way home and you experience a blowout, so you safely pull over, take the necessary precautions, open your boot to get out your spare wheel only to see that it’s flat. You now have no spare tyre to use and are dangerously sitting on the side of the highway.
Example 1 (With planning):
You’re driving along the busy highway on your way home and you experience a blowout, so you safely pull over, take the necessary precautions, open your boot to get out your spare wheel and all the tools necessary, change your tyre and safely resume your trip home.
The difference between the examples above? In the 2nd instance, you’ve planned in advance for your trip. Meaning you’ve checked your car and realised your spare wheel was flat, so you repaired it beforehand, thus taking any uncertainty out of the equation.
Now that you know the importance of planning your trips, let’s look at some tips that will help you plan in advance and stay safe on the roads.
4 tips for planning your Renault KWID driving
By planning, you prepare for things before they happen, giving you the best chance of avoiding accidents. Here are our top 4 tips to help you plan your drives.
- Know your where & how
- Check your car inside & out
- Pack the night before
- Give yourself enough time
Let’s look at these above tips in greater detail and expand upon each one to uncover what they mean for you.
Know your where & how
Before you embark on your journey, know where you are going and how you are going to get there.
Set your GPS, choose your route and become familiar with that route. Plan where you are going to stop, how long you’re going to stop for and how long the trip should take you.
By pre-planning for stops, toilet breaks and traffic you can ensure that you arrive timeously and alive.
Check your car inside & out
Part and parcel of pre-planning is checking your car to make sure that everything is in order prior to your departure.
Make sure that you check everything that you need to, including your tyre pressure, oil levels, spare tyre, fuel level etc. By checking these beforehand you lessen the risk of something going wrong and not being prepared for it.
Pack the night before
Whether it’s a short trip or long-distance one, you can only benefit from packing beforehand.
Get your ducks in a row the night before and pack everything that you may need. By doing so you eliminate the chances of forgetting something and putting yourself in a panic on the drive.
Give yourself enough time
A crucial aspect of planning in advance and avoiding unwanted surprises is giving yourself enough time.
Being late and rushing can be dangerous on the roads. Many drivers speed when they’re late and that only ends in tears.
If you find that you are often late for things, wake up a little earlier. By giving yourself enough time, you decrease the odds of being late and having to rush.
As we said before, prevention is better than cure and a brilliant way of being able to prevent things from happening is by planning in advance. If you make use of the above tips and apply them to your life and your Renault KWID driving, you can increase safe arrivals and have a far better trip