Toll roads are always under the control of the operator. The operator maintains the road and all the equipment for operation, and also monitors its technical condition. However, it is important to remember that the highway is a dangerous place to stop if you have problems with your vechile. The driver must therefore not forget the rules of preparing for long trips.
How do I prepare my vehicle?
First check the technical condition of your vehicle; whether a truck or car. Do some troubleshooting;
- Gather the necessary tools, additional spare parts and technical fluids, in case of unplanned repairs; check that the motorist’s kit is complete;
- Fill the vehicle, pour a full tank of cleaning fluid for glass; inflate the vehicle tires.
How do I get ready for the road?
Get some good sleep
Dress comfortably; take off the belt from your trousers, wear loose clothes, bring along spare shoes and sunglasses for the car
- Remember to visit the bathroom. Minimize the amount of fluid that you consume before a long trip
- Assemble a first-aid kit with medicines and essentials
- Stock up on drinking water
- Take with you a few chocolates, nuts, an apple, some bubble gum. These small snacks will help keep you fresh and focused in case you start to doze off. However, it is better to avoid any coffee, as the stimulating effects of the drink only last for the first 30 minutes before you start dozing off again
- Take a blanket with you in winter.
Attention! Please buy food and beverages only from multipurpose centers at stations by authorized companies. Selling and buying goods from roadside vendors on the toll road is prohibited.
What documents should I have on me?
Driver’s license, car registration certificate and insurance; better still if you have copies of all the documents on you.
- Documents for the carriage of goods, including freight invoices, if you are planning for a commercial trip
- Itinerary with milestones (map with populated areas, road numbers, recreation areas)
Attention! Consider alternative methods of communication; your phone battery may run out, or there may be problems with the mobile signal strength on some sections of the road.
What else should I bring with me to make the trip more comfortable?
- Chargers and spare batteries
- Thermos flask
- High-visibility vest (required)