Long-Distance Driving Advice and Road Trip Safety (1/3) – Essential Roadside Emergency Knowledge and Equipment

Long-Distance Driving Advice and Road Trip Safety Pt. 1 - Essential Roadside Emergency Knowledge and Equipment - Blog Post Title

Have you ever wanted to travel somewhere just out of your own curiosity and found out that no one else was really all that interested in going there? For me, that was Thunder Bay. Unfortunately for me, most of my friends were simply uninterested in visiting the rest of our province – at least nothing so far north as Thunder Bay.

According to Google Maps, a direct drive from Toronto to Thunder Bay is nearly 15 hours long. That’s the same amount of time it takes to drive from Toronto to Nova Scotia OR Toronto to Florida!

Yowza. Eventually, I did end up driving up to Thunder Bay, and made a 5-day vacation out of it too! But for today, I wanted to focus more on general long-distance driving advice and road trip safety. Prior to this drive, I was almost always exclusively a passenger during long-distance drives and never really put much thought into what needed to be considered to stay safe on the road.

Today’s post will cover the first of three topics to consider when you’re considering a long-distance road trip:

  1. Essential Roadside Emergency Knowledge and Equipment
  2. Accessories to Help Make Long-Distance Driving More Comfortable and
  3. General Advice for Road Trip Safety
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