3 Tips For Safely Driving Through Large Stretches Of Desolate Land

In every country and almost every state around the world, there are some area that are less developed and filled with miles and miles of open, empty space. While these area can be great to visit if you’re looking to get away from the fast-paced world for a little while, they can be fairly scary if you find yourself stuck out there with a broken-down or disabled vehicle due to an accident or some other event. So to help ensure that you’re able to drive through these areas without getting stranded in these areas, here are three tips for safely driving through large stretches of desolate land.

 

Join An Auto Club Or Roadside Service

Situations like the ones mentioned above at the exact reason why people choose to be a part of an auto club or pay for some type of roadside service. If you aren’t affiliated with anything like this but know you’ll soon be travelling through a desolate area, you might want to consider joining up. According to Pamela Chan, a contributor to Tripping.com, these services can send someone to tow your car, fix a flat tire, call for additional help, or perform basic maintenance to get you back on the road. Just make sure you keep their number with you in case you don’t have Internet service so search for their information online.

 

Bring More Water Than You Think You Need

When driving through a desolate area, you’re not going to be seeing many services on the side of the road. Because of this, it’s important that you yourself are prepared for the worst-case scenarios for yourself. To help with this, CaliforniaDriving.com recommends that you always bring more water with you than you think you might need, both for those passengers riding in the car and for your car itself. Regardless of whether you’re driving in the desert or up in the mountains, you’re going to need water to survive if you get stranded and can’t get help for a while.

 

Be Smart About Gas

One of the worst feelings is driving through the middle of nowhere and seeing your low fuel light come on. When this happens, there are a few things you can do to help your car conserve fuel and get you safely to the closest gas station. According to Matt Schmitz, a contributor to Cars.com, you should slow down to around 35 or 45 miles per hour, turn off your air conditioning and radio, and roll up your windows to reduce drag. But to avoid getting in this situation in the first place, make sure you’re keeping an eye on your gas gauge whenever you drive past a gas station so you can fill up before cutting it too close.

If you’ll soon be driving through a desolate area, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you safely make it through this drive.