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Top tips for road safety this holiday season

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Holidays are often the perfect opportunity for road trips, yet these are also the times when accidents on the road are most common. Thankfully, road accidents can be prevented and the risk of being involved in one can be minimized

These road safety tips from AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, lets you prepare yourself for any emergency or unexpected situation on the road.

Check your car. Perform a safety check before heading out. Tire pressure, fluid levels, air conditioning, and lights are some of the things you can check on your own. Monthly tune-ups are essential.

Be alert. It is good practice to be aware of your surroundings and to check constantly all the car mirrors while driving. Keep in mind that medications you may be taking can cause drowsiness and impair your ability to operate a vehicle. Avoid alcohol consumption if you are the designated driver.

Plan ahead for long trips. Take periodic breaks when driving long distances. Plan ahead for stops, stretches, and try to have healthy meals that do not contain too much sugar. Rest in a traveller’s inn if fatigue sets in.

Eliminate distractions. Limit use of your phone when driving. Never take a call or text when your hands are on the wheel. If you need to take a call or reply to emergency texts, pull over and park your vehicle in a safe place.

Buckle up. All passengers and the driver must use their seat belts. When travelling with small children, use appropriate car seats for their age. It is also recommended that all kids below 13 years old should ride in the back to avoid injuries from the airbag in case of an accident.

Have an emergency kit ready. Make sure your emergency kit has blankets, water, jumper cables, flashlight extra batteries, and first aid items. These items will help give you peace of mind.

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You can also rest your head knowing that emergency services are within easy reach through AXA Philippines’ Rescue Line. With Rescue Line from AXA, you will always be ready for the unexpected with free access to 24/7 emergency services such as roadside, ambulance, fire, and police assistance. Even without a wi-fi connection, you can reach Rescue Line.

Everyone may avail of AXA Rescue Line by downloading the new Emma by AXA app through Google Play or App Store. Aside from the Rescue Line feature, the Emma by AXA app also lets customers view their complete policy information, monitor their account value and fund performance, view their payment history, and get in touch with their agent quickly.

Get a reliable car insurance plan. AXA Car Insurance Online not only provides protection against losses and liabilities that may arise from road and vehicular accidents, it also gives you a wide range of options depending on your needs. And since you can purchase it online, getting insurance poses no hassle at all. You can also file a claim online—no need to see your agent or go to a branch.

Protect yourself in case of accidents and emergencies on your next trip with AXA Car Insurance Online and AXA Rescue Line.

For car insurance, get a quote online from AXA at https://axa.com.ph/motor-car-online

Learn more about AXA Rescue Line at https://axa.com.ph/rescue-line

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