We all go through a thorough pre-trip inspection and make sure that we have a First Aid kit, a fire extinguisher, spare tire, jack, flares or triangles and other emergency use items. But how often do you check the condition of these individually? When was the last time you opened a First Aid kit to check the conditions of the contents? Are they old? Are packages ripped open and no longer usable? Is the fire extinguisher tagged and tested in the last year? Has it been discharged and put back in the vehicle without recharging? These are all things you don't want to find out about during an emergency. How about that spare? Does it really have air in it? The next time you have a considerable amount of downtime at a concert or sporting event, why not perform a detailed inspection of the safety equipment and make sure it is functional and usable?
Mini-Series Part 3: It was the perfect proposal inside a stretch limousine, full of rockin' romance. What could go wrong?
Driving Gem: Do your bus drivers know the 10, 15, and 70 hour rules of duty?
Mini-Series Part 2: Limousines might be good for weddings, but prove troublesome for popping the question.
Driving Gem: Do you know the size of your vehicle's sail area?
Mini-Series Part 1: A trailer park, curses, a tumbler of vodka, and a pack of beauties. Could anything go right about this trip?