Nothing beats getting tried-and-tested tips from parents who have been through the journey. Whether a family road trip, travelling during festive season or just a monthly hometown visit, it’s essential to keep check on the family’s safety while on the go. The experience of the journey can determine a safe and pleasant arrival at the destination.
During one of our recent Buckle Up, No Excuse giveaways, we asked parents to share with us their best tips on road safety.
Here are the Top 5 picks:
Mummy Yunn Looi ~
Just be S.M.A.R.T. when you need to take a long drive balik kampung during this coming holiday. (S)eat belts must be worn all the time when you get in the car. (M)ake sure the car engine and tyres are in good condition before the journey. Stay (A)lert at the wheel and any possible danger. (R)est after few hours of driving. Take a nap if needed or take turn with others for the next drive. (T)hink of your loved ones who are waiting for you in kampung and your loved ones in the car. It reminds you to drive carefully and be cautious. So, BUCKLED UP AND HAPPY DRIVING!
Mummy Hani Omas ~
Plan your travel time and don’t forget to stop at R&R to take a rest, breastfeed your baby. The most important thing is, do not follow too closed to the car in front of you. Be patient and always remember you are not alone inside the car but you bring along together your family life. So drive carefully and enjoy your Balik Kampung trip with smile and happy with your family.
Mummy Jocelyn Lai ~
There are many ways to calm them down in the carseat. Sing with them, play peekaboo when you are at traffic lights and always use a mirror to keep eye contact with them at the back. Shades keep them from bright sunlight and pack small toys! Bring their favourite pillow or blanket with them for their comfort.
Mummy Nicole Chye ~
1 2 buckle up 3 4 sit tight 5 6 sing song 7 8 safe ride 9 10 do it again!
Mummy Nadzatul Najwa ~
Tyre pressure, checked. Engine oil, checked. Water in radiator, checked. Battery, checked. Cold air cond, checked. Left right and hazard signals, checked. Fuel, checked. Raya songs on radio, checked. An energized driver, checked. Snacks for driver, checked. A full-tummy baby, checked. Teething toys, checked. Buckled up baby in car seat, checked.
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