Travel Tips: Driving Abroad
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Are you planning to travel by car? Or perhaps you want to rent a car while on holiday abroad. Be aware that not all countries have the same traffic rules. Make sure you have travel insurance and a valid International Driving Permit before renting a car.
An International Driving Permit allows you to drive vehicles in foreign countries. You must always have your IDP along with your national license at all times. An International Driving Permit, often referred to as an international driving license, is a translation of a domestic driving license that allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in any country or jurisdiction that identify the document.
How to Apply?
You will need to provide passport, ID (KTP), original passport photo and your national driver’s license, upload to korlantas polri website. To make payments, you will be referred to your own Virtual Accounts.(Source: https://siminternasional.korlantas.polri.go.id)
For more info about Sahabat Insurance Travel Insurance please call 021-50508080.
What Happens If I Hit a Parked Car?
Whether you struck a parked car or your parked car was hit, you are not alone. In fact, most hit-and-runs involve a parked car. Many of the accidents happen in parking lots.
So what to do if you hit a parked car? Treat this as any other car accident, and follow the steps listed below.
- If you hit a parked car, it's important to not immediately leave and place your contact information where the vehicle’s owner will see it. Otherwise, you'll be breaking the law. (place your contact information where the vehicle’s owner will find it)
- Take photos
- File a police report
- Notify your insurer
- Check for witnesses or security footage
Important Travel Safety Tips Everyone Should Know
Travel doesn’t always go as planned. If you're going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you're going and what you're doing, get insurance.
If an accident, injury or loss occurs : • Immediately notify the police or the competent authority at the place of loss, if an item is lost,
stolen, or is suspected of being the result of a crime. • Take the necessary steps to recover lost items. • Notify us in writing within 30 (thirty) days after the completion of the Trip.
Travel Insurance provide protection against risks when traveling to wherever your destination is in the form of reimbursement of medical costs, personal accidents, flight delays, loss of baggage and various other benefits. Call Sahabat Insurance 021-50508080.
Get acquainted with the Guiding Block!
Some people, especially those living in urban areas, are familiar with the yellow line across the sidewalk, the line is not a decoration but a guiding block for blind pedestrians.
In the language of guiding block, it means the blocks to guide the way. This facility was built as an effort by the government to provide access for blind people to be able to walk independently following the yellow line. The installation of guiding blocks must be correct considering that each texture that appears on the blocks has its own meaning. In general, there are two types of guiding blocks, namely lines (line type) and dots (spot type).
For the long line means to show the visually impaired to go on. Meanwhile, the type of the dots is a stop or there are obstacles and turns ahead.
Fuel Efficient Driving Tips
Efficient car fuel is certainly the desire of all vehicle owners to save costs.
Fuel economy is not solely influenced by engine configuration and vehicle specifications. Another factor that can make fuel efficient is the user's driving style.
Keeping Car Speed
One way to drive fuel efficient cars is to maintain speed. A fast vehicle speed will make fuel wasteful when compared to a constant speed of 60-80 km per hour.
Keeping Car Engine Spin
To keep the car's fuel efficient, the driver must keep the engine in low revs. Engine performance at high rpm or RPM above 2,000 will make the vehicle suck up more fuel.
Precise Gear Shift
In manual transmission cars, the driver must shift gears appropriately to make the fuel used not too much. The habit of shifting gears late will make the engine RPM high so that it wastes fuel.
Maximize Engine Brake
Another way to save on car fuel is to maximize the engine brake when reducing the car's speed. Drivers are required to know the path taken in order to know the best time to reduce engine speed so as not to use the brakes suddenly.
Avoid Sudden Acceleration and Braking or Stop and Go
Car drivers need to maintain a constant speed while driving on the roads. Avoid sudden acceleration (step on the gas) or sudden braking to keep your car fuel efficient.
Bring the load according to the capacity of the car, do not overdo it. Stereo equipment, luggage on top of a car or large Velk turns out to be more free than passengers or bags.