– Drivers must prepare the vehicle well, it must be technically in order – says Alvin Gajadhur, Chief Road Transport Inspector. – Let’s not forget that we need to be refreshed on the road, let’s not go at breakneck speed, let’s rest. Let’s obey the traffic rules – adds the guest from radio Jedynka.
How to check the technical condition of your car?
Prepare your own car for a longer trip. – Check whether we have an up-to-date technical inspection. Failing that, the police issues a ticket – says Łukasz Nagraba, owner of the regional vehicle inspection station. – Prepare the vehicle technically: check the lighting, that the lamps are positioned correctly so as not to dazzle others, check the wiper blades, organoleptically check the condition of the tires, on which cracks, damage or air bubbles may appear – adds the interlocutor from Program 1 of the Polish Radio. Check tire pressure, operating fluids, windshield washer fluid.
If our children go on holiday by coach, we can request a check of the technical condition at a special diagnosis point designated by the Road Transport Inspectorate or at the place from which the vehicle departs, with a view to a mobile inspection. Remember, do it early enough.
Let’s rest regularly
While driving, we need to take breaks and time away from the wheel should be spent in such a way that the body has a chance to breathe from a long drive. The length of the routes sometimes reaches several thousand kilometers. – When we are sleepy, we have to stop, because we can fall asleep at the wheel, and this is a huge risk of an accident – says Dr. Michał Ciużyński of the Department of Internal Diseases and Cardiology of the Medical University of Warsaw. – Long journeys, more than four hours, should be interrupted every hour or two by systematic rest – adds the guest of radio Jedynka.
Permissible speed on the road
– It is also very important to maintain the correct speed, because speeding is one of the main causes of accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers still treat the road as a “race track” (…) – says Monika Niżniak, a spokesman for the General Inspectorate of Road Transport. – They not only underestimate their safety and health, but also do not respect the health and life of others – adds Jedynka, a radio interviewer.
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Plan your route
It is worth planning our route in advance. Nowadays you can make it based on not only o traditional but also digital information sources. – We advise drivers to plan their journey, not relying solely on GPS, but before leaving, check the route on the Internet, look on a traditional map, listen to the radio and traffic reports – said Bartosz Wysocki, spokesman of the Rzeszów site of the Directorate General for National Roads and Motorways.
Program title: Safe Single
They ran: Patryk Kuniszewicz, Klaudia Porebska
Guests: Alvin Gajadhur (Chief Inspector of Road Transport), Łukasz Nagraba (Owner of the Regional Vehicle Control Station), Dr. Michał Ciużyński (Department of Internal Diseases and Cardiology of the Medical University of Warsaw), Monika Niżniak (press spokesman of the Head of Road Transport Inspectorate), Bartosz Wysocki (spokesperson of the Rzeszów Department of the Directorate General for National Roads and Highways)
Release date: June 24, 2022
Time of broadcast: 17.12