Things to Know about Off-Roading

Off-roading can be an extremely thrilling experience, but it does require some degree of prior knowledge to ensure the safest experience. Those that have experience with off-roading understand that the terrain is not to be underestimated. If you plan on going off-roading once it’s safe to be outdoors again, consider some of the following tips for your first excursion.

Bringing along a map may sound incredibly antiquated, but hear us out. Despite apps like Google Maps or Apple Maps reducing the need for maps, these apps often need a steady cell phone signal for optimal operation, which means remote areas may have spotty coverage. On top of that, there is no guarantee the apps will provide information on the area should you reach a remote spot.

When you are heading uphill, note you’ve got the right of way. Put differently, if you are driving downhill, make sure that you yield to other drivers who are driving uphill towards you. Please show caution and gradually take blind curves, as there might be only one lane.

Keep away from straddling big boulders while driving, and do not attempt to cross streams that can travel too quickly or with depths that you can’t determine just by looking at them. Also, do not let your vehicle ride sideways up a steep hill as it may result in rolling.

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