Petaling Jaya: As 2023 comes to a close, the excitement of traveling for the holidays is evident. For many Malaysians, the transition to 2024 is an ideal time to take an exciting road trip, appreciate the beauty of the country, and discover its diverse culture. As you ring in the new year and create lasting memories, remember that safe travel is just as important as fun and exploration.
With this in mind, Kurnia Insurance Company shares some essential safety tips and innovative advice to help you adventure Malaysian roads with ease.
Pre-trip vehicle inspection
► Make sure the brakes and battery are not only working but also in good condition. They are the silent heroes of safe road trips.
► Double check the condition of the tires and make sure all lights are shining brightly.
Before setting off on a long-distance trip, a professional vehicle inspection will ensure you’re perfectly prepared for your trip.
Take care and take breaks
► To avoid drowsiness, strategically plan enough rest stops, especially on long drives.
► Stock up on water and healthy snacks to keep your energy levels high and your focus on the road.
► Engage with your passengers by having them act as navigation and use music to create a harmonious journey.
be careful of the weather
► Get the latest weather information. Malaysia is currently in monsoon season, so be especially prepared for rain.
► In case of torrential rain, reduce speed, increase following distance and use headlights for additional illumination.
► For those rare sunny days, sunglasses are the best choice to protect your eyes while ensuring clear and comfortable vision.
Practice safe driving
► Focus all your attention on the road and resist the urge to pay attention to your phone. If necessary, stop in a safe place.
► Pay attention to traffic signs, traffic lights and road signs.
► Stay in your lane and watch your speed.
► Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with first aid supplies, a reliable flashlight, and essential tools.
► In the event of an unexpected emergency, stay calm, prioritize safety and call Kurnia Insurance’s 24/7 helpline immediately.
► Familiarize yourself with the basic mechanics of your vehicle. Knowing how to change a tire or jump start a car can be a game-changer.
Taking a road trip across Malaysia is a thrilling opportunity to uncover the country’s charms. By prioritizing traffic vigilance and robust safety measures, you can ensure the safety of you and your loved ones and clear the way for a journey filled with cherished moments.
With Kurnia Insurans, you can jump into your adventures with peace of mind with extensive coverage and great support through auto365 Comprehensive Plus.