Clear Safety Tenets For Off-Road Driving

Posted by Ben Davidson about 11 months ago

The process of driving off-road can be exhilarating, and you may focus on doing so for many reasons. It might be that you have a large ranch or track of land, perhaps looking for poachers on a game reserve you manage. Maybe you live in a remote rural area and need a vehicle that has solid traction and reliability to keep you going. It might just be that you enjoy driving down dirt trails to explore and put your vehicle through it’s paces.


Even in vehicles designed primarily for this purpose, this kind of driving can add extra wear and tear onto your vehicle, and this can be a problem for many. This means that following clear safety tenets for off-road driving will be the first and best means forward, allowing you to take care of your vehicle beforehand and avoid costly damage or needs for repair ahead of time. Additionally, off-road driving can be more dangerous than you care to admit, which means factoring in these protections can only ever be a wise practice.


Please, consider our following advice:


Inspect Your Vehicle


Inspect your vehicle ahead of time. Tyre pressure, chips that might suggest the need for auto glass repair, a careful analysis regarding your suspension and also the handling of your vehicle will all need to be in top form if you’re to regularly focus on off-road driving, because you never quite know when a small unreliability can put you in harms way. It might also be that if driving in an area with natural wildlife, additional measures such as a minor roll cage or extra guards are required. This way, you can ensure a common standard of safety and vehicle maintenance throughout the time you spend here.


A Winch & Tyre Traction


A winch and tye traction measures can be important. For example, in Canada, it is important to have tyre chains that can help you through deep snowy or iced environments, as they allow for studded and further grip on these unreliable surfaces. Of course, your vehicle will need to be suitable for this, but as that is so fundamental we know you have this planned already. That being said, investing in the best winching equipment could help you out of a bad spot if this becomes your reality.


Map Your Route


The idea of launching ourselves into off-road driving can be quite appealing, but the truth is that without mapping your route, you’re flying blind and this can be dangerous. That’s especially true if you do not know the territory. Mapping it ahead of time, sticking to relatively well-trodden routes, never risking something just because (such as driving over a rural bridge) will all be important and extremely worthwhile measures of mapping and protecting your driving experience. After all, we win no points for injury or vehicle damage, and so it’s always best to stay prepared.


With this advice, you’re certain to apply the clearest safety tenets for off-road driving.


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