Safely Carpool to Your Festive Season Destination
11 Dec 2019 LIFESTYLE
By Nomali Cele
The cost of travel can end up cutting a chunk out of your budgets, which will lead to starting your festive season on a bad foot. Economic times have been tough this year and the petrol alone it will take to get you to your destination by road is a huge consideration for those travelling this festive season.
Festive Season Travel Tip: Look For reliable people
This applies to both those who will be driving or are looking to catch a lift to their festive season destination. The easiest way to find reliable people to carpool to your festive season destination with would be to first reach out to your network and community.
Does anyone know someone who’s going on holiday where you are? Are you in the same city and in touch with people from your hometown? Are they heading home and looking for a lift?
Festive Season Travel Tip: Look at Facebook groups
There are Facebook groups dedicated to connecting people who are looking for certain things or have shared interests. This is also true of people looking to carpool or join lift clubs.
The great thing about using a social media site such as Facebook is all parties involved will have each other’s’ information such as names and where they’re based. These are things you can easily share with your safety network, so they know where to look in case of an emergency.
Festive Season Travel Tip: Find fellow drivers
Another safety measure to consider during this long-distance travelling season is to carpool with fellow drivers. That way you can all share in the responsibility of getting you to your destination. Having someone to relieve you of driving duties is a big bonus when travelling long-distance by road.
Festive Season Travel Tip: Set the rules early
Don’t make any sudden changes to the plan. If you’ve set when and where you are going to meet with your fellow travellers, a sudden change to that plan can be dangerous. Especially if you are travelling with people you don’t know.
The 2019 Festive season has been off to a rainy start, do take care on the roads in case of flooding.