Safe driving in mountain areas
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- Prior to setting off, check your brakes; test them and check the brake fluid.
- Carry the tools necessary in case you break down (for a full list see Precautions and Emergencies).
- Check the condition of your spare tire: the appropriate pressure is especially important.
- Carry extra food, appropriate clothing, and emergency aids.
- Check the weather and road conditions in the mountain area and choose your route wisely.
- Tell at least one other person where and when you are travelling and when you are due back so they can alert emergency services If you don't return on time.
- Blow your horn in advance if your view is blocked during cornering.
- Drive carefully and slow down in turns, especially when your view is blocked.
- Never speed or pass in sharp turns where you may not see oncoming vehicles.