Is Your Daughter Taking a First Road Trip with a Friend?
If your daughter is going on her first road trip, you must be feeling some pretty different emotions. On one hand, you are probably feeling a bit melancholy about days when you were the driver in charge of fun trips. On the other hand, you might also be excited that she is getting to go on adventures. Even if your daughter has shown that she is a responsible driver, you may still be a bit worried about her going on a first road trip. If that's the case, then there are several ways you can get more peace of mind. For example, knowing the destinations your child and her friend will travel to or finding out where there are emergency towing services along the way. This guide lists a few other ideas.
A Certain Destination - If your daughter has seen movies that show how something can go totally wrong on a trip, she will more than likely be very willing, even happy, to give you her traveling route. Does she already know which hotels or other accommodations will be reached at the end of each day? If this is your child's first road trip without a real adult present, your daughter will probably be touched that you are concerned. Ask her to check in with you at the end of each day, and at her final destination. And, ask her to let you know when she will be returning home. Find out if her route will follow the same one that she took previously.
Emergency Towing Services - You've probably already made sure that the car your daughter is traveling in is in good repair. However, you are experienced enough to know that's not a guarantee that unexpected car problems or other emergencies won't come up. Consider finding out ahead of time where there are towing services on your child's travel route. If you belong to a travel club and your child is part of the membership, make sure that she has the number to call if towing is needed.
The great thing about emergency towing services is that they are open seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day, even on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Sunday. Your child's insurance may cover the cost of the emergency towing service. However, even if there is a charge, it can more than likely be put on a credit card or a debit card.