When you’re driving to your holiday destination, it’s really important to stop every two hours to get some fresh air and stretch your legs. Rest stops offering good facilities punctuate the major roads of Europe, offering tourists a chance to relax and have a bite to eat.
But a word of warning: tourists aren’t the only ones to take advantage of rest stops. Press and police in various European countries regularly remind travellers to be alert against thieves, who use some rather complex ruses to rob them – even in their presence.
That’s why ACL reminds you not to leave items of value visible in the car when you take a break. If possible, always keep your identity papers, bank cards, keys, wallet and mobile phone with you when you leave your vehicle. Avoid parking your vehicle in remote or badly-lit locations at night. And as a general rule, remain alert, even when taking a break.