Like any other vehicle you may drive, your campervan can be involved in a vehicle accident. Drive defensively at all times. DO NOT drive if you are tired, have been drinking alcoholic beverages, are under the influence of any controlled substance, or are taking any medication or drugs that may impair your sight, hearing, judgment or coordination. Pull off the road and park in a safe area until you can drive safely.
Your campervan is longer, wider, heavier, and higher than a typical car or truck you may be accustomed to driving. Keep this in mind as you become familiar with driving the campervan. The distribution of the weight of your campervan is designed so it will handle safely while being driven. Always give yourself time to adjust to the handling and braking of your campervan. Due to the additional weight, allow for additional time and space to properly brake and stop.
Your campervan is equipped with warning devices. Check them before a trip for proper operation. A disabled warning device cannot warn you or your vehicle occupants of potentially hazardous situations. Keep them working and respond to them quickly.
Examples of These Devices Include:
• Smoke Detector/Alarm
• Seat Belt Warnings
• Hazard Flashers
• Brake Warning
• Engine Warning