To ensure that you’ll have a safe trip in our campervan, please read carefully through the following safety tips. When being on the road, be safe, for you, your passenger and other road users. It is better get to your destination a little later than ending up in hospital (or worse)!
- stop immediately
- put on your hazard lights to warn other road users
- check if anyone is injured or trapped
- if possible you should send someone to warn oncoming drivers
- dial 000 for the emergency services if necessary
- exchange details with the other vehicle involved in the accident such as name/s, phone number, address, their vehicle registration and insurance details
- clear the road of any glass or debris if it is safe to do so.
- Bushfire Season.If you’re driving the campervan during the bushfire season, it’s a good idea to check for fire danger ratings and bushfire alerts before you leave. You can call the Bush Fire Information Line 1800 679 737 or check their website.
If you are caught in a bushfire, follow these steps to minimise the danger from radiant heat:
- Call Triple Zero (000)
- Park off the road away from dense bush – try to find a clearing.
- Face the campervan towards the oncoming fire and turn the engine off.
- Turn the headlights and hazard lights on. Car crashes are common in bushfires when visibility is poor.
- Stay in the campervan and close all the windows and vents.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Cover up with woollen blankets and stay down below the level of the windows until the fire has passed and you can carefully leave the campervan.
- Drink Driving.Never put your passenger and yourself at risk by drinking and driving. Know your personal limits and what the law permits.
Zero BAC (Blood Alcohol Limits) applies to all:
- Learner drivers or riders
- Provisional 1 drivers or riders
- Provisional 2 drivers or riders
- Visiting drivers or riders holding an overseas or interstate learner, provisional or equivalent licence
Under 0.02 applies to:
- Drivers of vehicles of “gross vehicle mass” greater than 13.9 tonnes
- Drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods
- Drivers of public vehicles such as taxi or bus drivers
- A BAC of 0.02 can be reached after the consumption of only one standard drink (a middy of beer, a nip of spirits or a small glass of wine). Drivers subject to a 0.02 limit should not drink any alcohol before driving.
Under 0.05 applies to:
- ALL other licences (including overseas and interstate licence holders) not subject to a 0.02 or zero limit
- Under 0.05 is the legal limit for most drivers
Alcohol concentrations vary between drinks, such as light beer (2.5%), full strength beer (5%), wine (14%) and spirits (40% or higher).
Beer may be served in different sized glasses. Wine glasses vary in size from 100ml to 280ml or more. Drinks are often ‘topped up’ so it’s impossible to know how many standard drinks you’ve had. Drinks come in non-standard sizes – many pre-mixed drinks sold in bottles or cans contain more than one standard drink and 800ml bottles may contain three standard drinks.
Alcohol also affects people differently depending on size, weight, gender, recent food consumption, (eating food after you have been drinking will not reduce your BAC, but an empty stomach will absorb alcohol faster into your blood).
We’d highly advice you not to drink anything before driving the campervan. Better safe than sorry!