Welcome to episode 9 of the Outback Safer Driving series.
When you’re traveling through the outback, you could be traveling in very remote areas for extended periods of time. That means that you’re going to have to be reliant upon yourself
to fix any of those little issues that may happen, from flat tyres through to thing like a broken fan belt.
We’ve learned over the years to carry certain amounts of gear to assist with these situations should they occur. We carry a tool roll with us with quite a few tools in it, a whole heap of spares, including things like windscreen repair kits. And we carry a first aid kit. An absolute must. We also carry tyre repair gear as well. If you’ve got the space and your weight limits on your vehicle allow, it’s also worthwhile carrying a chainsaw, some recovery equipment, and a compressor to pump up your tyres after extended travel on dirt.
Having all this equipment with you can mean the difference between having a long wait in the outback for somebody to come and assist you, or getting back on the road fairly quickly.
And remember to let someone know your travel plans and check in when you hit d=town to let them know you’ve arrived safe.
Stay safe. See you on the road.
The advice in these videos is for general information and entertainment purposes only. Road users are responsible for knowing and following the road rules. Consult a professional before travelling.
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