Car parking seems simple, but it often results in fender-bender incidents, and sometimes serious accidents. Parking can be difficult in crowded lots and streets, but it can be done in a safe manner by following certain tips.
When parking on the street
|• Choose an area that is well-lit, busy and ideally monitored by CCTV, as this is an ideal deterrent for potential attackers.
• Do not leave you valuable things visible in the car.
• Put your children in the car from the pavement side.
When parking in a car park
|• Try and choose one that is well lit with security patrols, restricted entry and exit points.
• Always check closing times.
• Do not leave your valuable things visible in the car.
• Try and park close to the lift or stairs as more people will be passing by.
• Reverse into the parking space so you can get out quickly if you need to; through the windscreen you’ll also be able to see people approaching your car.
• Avoid parking next to side-opening, high vans; if one is parked next to your driver’s door when you come back, get into your car through the passenger door.
When you return to your car
|• Check around your car and also check the back seats for intruders before you get in.
• Get in as quickly as possible especially if it’s dark and lock the doors if you don’t feel safe.
• In winter, keep a can of de-icer and a scraper in your car so you don’t have to spend unnecessary time out of your car scraping the windows.
Long Trip Advise
Prior to your long trip, where-in you plan to drive your own vehicle, there are certain precautions and planning that is required. We hope that the following checklist will help you have a smooth and enjoyable trip.
Must Carry Items
Drivers License ,Vehicle Owners manual, Car Registration copy, Proof of Insurance ,Traveler’s Cheques, Torch and Batteries ,First Aid Kit ,Jack, Wheel Brace, Puncture Kit, Pump, Tire Lever, Spare Wheel, Bulbs, Fuses,Set of Tools, Soap ,Tow Rope and Spade.