Fasten and secure
If fastening your seatbelt before starting is now a natural thing for any motorist, it is not the same when it comes to transporting objects.
We often carelessly place them in the back seat or in the trunk in a jumble. Yet these seemingly harmless objects can become dangerous projectiles in the event of an accident. For holiday departures, here are some tips on how best to load your vehicle.
When loading the car, be careful not to pass the top edge of the seat back. Heavy objects and suitcases should be placed at the bottom of the trunk against the bench, light objects can be placed all around and on top.
In the roof box will come bulky and not too heavy objects. Warning: if the car is heavily loaded, steering reactions change and the braking distance is longer. If there is an additional load on the roof, the vehicle will lean more in the curves.
Small recall: For maximum safety and comfort, adjust the seat back to a vertical position and the head restraint to the same height as the upper end of the head.
To avoid stress on the day of departure, the ACL recommends that you charge your vehicle the day before. If, despite everything, the car is not spacious enough to accommodate a whole family, the dog and all the luggage, it remains the solution to rent a larger vehicle for the trip. This can be an ideal solution to avoid a lot of unnecessary frustration during the holidays.