Published on Thursday 23 November 2017 in Van News
Everything you need to survive Black Friday...
It's here! With Black Friday just around the corner, here are a few tips and tricks to get you ready for the big day!
1. Leave early
They say the early bird catches the worm, so make sure you're up first thing in the morning to miss as much of the mad rush as you can.
Setting off on your shopping mission nice and early means you will face less traffic en route, and ensure you make the most of your Black Friday.
2. Plan your route
Make sure you check out EXACTLY where it is that you need to go, down to the smallest detail – shopping centre address and car park address.
You don't want to get lost along the way and miss out on valuable shopping time, do you?
3. Take advantage of map apps
Apps like Google Maps give you a live traffic feed, meaning they will re-route you in the event of heavy traffic, accidents, closed roads or construction.
Keeping an eye on stuff like this is such a simple way to make sure you beat the mad traffic.
4. Avoid distractions
Keep the focus! When traffic is heavy, people can get flustered.
Even if you're in a rush to get your hands on all the latest Black Friday merch, try to stay calm and not get distracted by rowdy passengers or phones.
And remember, keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, and always be on the lookout for any erratic driving behaviour that may pop out of nowhere.
5. Take extra care parking
Parking can be one of the main annoyances on the biggest shopping day of the year.
With so many hazards about, Black Friday parking is an accident waiting to happen.
So, follow these top tips to ensure you're doing it right:
- Be aware of children, because they can jump out from nowhere
- Regular mirror checks are vital
- Be a considerate driver – make sure you're in the lane lines, so you're not blocking other spaces
- When you leave the car park, back out slowly and carefully
There it is! Our top 5 survival tips for driving and parking on Black Friday. Follow these simple rules and your day will be a total breeze.
And remember… never underestimate the power of planning ahead!