Exhilarating adventure and fun is what off-road drivers look forward to upon planning on their next trip. Danger is accustomed in most of our off-road trips but you don't need to realize this only until you’re in the middle of nowhere, right? As we seek for challenges along our off-road rides, it is essential to gear ourselves with the right safety knowledge we can tag along. After all, you’re heading on mostly remote area where you can rely on no one else by just yourself. Enjoy the ride and worry less by being prepared with this helpful off-road safety tips!
1.Inform someone you trust and you can rely with about your off-road trail. If you can provide an identical map that might be a good use if the worst scenario happens and that person will have to contact the authority, then do so. There’s no harm in being ready!
2.Accompany your trip with an extra vehicle that can give you a ride when it’s needed. Worst case can be that your vehicle's damage can’t be fix as soon as you intend to. An extra driver is needed for this case.
3.Ensure to bring a survival kit. This includes emergency night supplies and medical supplies. No one can predict this journey and so as you.
4.Secure everything inside your Jeep or SUV by tying everything that is possible. Off-road is familiar with bumpy rides and everything that’s laying on the loose can fly and fall and may hurt you at any moment.
5.Wear your seat-belt the way you must. This is a must everywhere even on paved rides, but you might be too keen for the ride that you forget this very important rule of driving. Off-road driving is not alien to rollover or crashes and you sure want to spare yourself from further damages.
6.Make sure to keep your arms, legs so as fingers only inside your vehicle. Encountering narrow trails is something you can expect and your body parts are not invincible to these. Avoid holding the roll bar at any period as a scratch may not just be a scratch at all.
7.Rest when it’s needed. You don’t needs to reach exhausting period to get the rest you need. If you’re starting to feel tired and sloppy, your concentration is drained fast, and you do need this on your ride to avoid all the unnecessary experience you don’t want to encounter at all.
8.Always apply the emergency brake and turn off the engine whenever you park. Locking it down is necessary when you’re parking on an off-road terrain. Roads and unpredictable and mostly un-even so, why take the risk?
9.Never attempt to pull your vehicle down by your own weight when it’s stuck in a dangerous position. There are certain ways to do this and being a hero might bring you to more injuries, and it would be much wiser not to attempt on becoming one on this scenario.
10.Understand the uses of your winches and high-lift straps before trying any off-road activity either on your own or with someone else. It’s not because you’re fully geared then you can perform. Equip yourself with proper knowledge on how you can use these saving gears along the way thus will help you recover your vehicle successfully and avoid yourself from further damages.