potre - Internal tourism: what are the tips to keep in mind to travel safely?

With the arrival of Summer 2021 and the decrease in COVID-19 infections, many people from Mendoza prepared their suitcase to go for a few days to vacation in the interior of the province. For this reason, from The Ministry of Security provides advice to take into account when getting on board a vehicleor.

Among the recommendations for motorists it is advisable to always wear a seat belt, prior to turning on the roll and never drive if you have ingested alcoholic beverages.

As well, it is important to carry certain safety items such as a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, hydraulic jack and additional beacons. These elements will help and prevent any eventual accident that may occur on the way to the place chosen for vacationing.

You always have to find out about the weather. Rain, strong winds, and hail are weather anomalies that often arrive on short notice.

On the other hand, Children under 12 years of age must sit in the back with the seat belt on and children between 0 and 4 years old must ride in a special safety chair.

In addition, never exceed the number of occupants inside the vehicle as this makes it impossible to correctly use safety elements.

For motorcyclists and cyclists, the use of a helmet is vital and, like motorists, they must respect signs such as the permitted speeds.

Other tips

  • Do not pass another vehicle in the presence of a double yellow line.
  • Respect the maximum and minimum speeds.
  • Drive with the low beams on.
  • Do not drive using the cell phone.

Source: Jornada

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