A family road trip can be a lot of fun, it’s a chance to escape the city and head off on an exciting adventure where you can make memories and spend quality time with your children. You might have settled on a destination and packed up the car with clothes, toiletries and tents, but before you reverse out the driveway, stop and check if you have everything you need to make your travels safe.
Safety Dave is Australia’s leading supplier of quality safety equipment including first aid kits, fire safety gear, portable defibrillator, TPMS and more. A safe journey takes planning, preparation and organization – read on to find out what you should have in your inventory to ensure you make it there and back safely.
Car Emergency Tool Kit
Even if you’ve had your car serviced and checked everything is in good working order, breakdowns and accidents are still an unfortunate reality for many road-trippers. We recommend having an emergency roadside tool kit, hopefully you won’t need to use it but it will ensure you will be prepared for the worst, especially if you find yourself in an isolated location. Your kit should contain basic tools, jumper cables, a tyre repair kit, torch, tow rope and gloves.
First Aid Kit
Australia is full of minor dangers, from snakes and spiders to harsh sun rays, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. For any driving holidays, you should have a complete first aid kit on board that can be easily accessed in the event of an injury such as bite, burn or broken bone. A travel first aid kit should include scissors, band aids, bandages, adhesive tapes, tweezers, a tourniquet, wound dressings, antiseptic gels and gloves. If you are driving through or planning to stay in remote areas it’s also a good idea to include a portable defibrillator for extra peace of mind, especially if you are travelling with older relatives or family members with known heart conditions.
Fire Extinguisher and Fire Blanket
If you are planning to camp and need a fire to keep warm at night or roast some tasty marshmallows, fires always present some level of danger so it’s always best to be prepared with a working fire extinguisher and a fire blanket in the event you need to put a fire out quickly.
Car Window Sun Shades
For long drives through the Australian sun, and especially if you have children in the back seat, window sun shades are an easy way to avoid the glare and bite of the sun. UV Rays are able to penetrate glass to it also prevents sunburn and stops the kids from complaining that the sun is their eyes!
Rear Vision Camera
No matter where you are driving to, it’s a great idea to invest in a rear vision camera system. Perfect for reversing into camping spots, or preventing accidents in unfamiliar carparks, a quality rear vision camera will give a wide angle view, have night vision capabilities and audio functionality making for safe reversing no matter where you are.
An Australian road trip can be an adventure of a lifetime, and you want it to be memorable for all the right reasons! Make sure you have the features and equipment on board that will help you in an emergency and keep the whole family comfortable, safe and happy.
If you are looking for a portable defibrillator for sale or any other equipment to make your journey as safe as possible, Safety Dave can help. With a huge range of high quality rear vision systems, TPMS, defibrillators, first aid kits and fire safety products available at affordable prices, we are the trusted choice Australian safety products. Shop online now or get in touch with us on 1800 072 338 to find out more.