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Safety First on Iceland’s Largest Traveling Weekend

The Road Traffic Directorate lays great emphasis on securing drivers’ safety during the upcoming Merchant’s Holiday, according to They stress that anyone traveling with mobile homes check them before heading out.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The Directorate warns drivers not to assume the role of “engine driver”. Should the driver have to go slower than maximum speed limit, then it is important for him to drive in a way that allows other cars to pass.

The Directorate also warns people not to keep loose objects lying around the car. A lap top, a camera and other objects can cause injury in case of an accident, its impact becoming many times the weight of the object.

In 2007, a fatal accident took place here as heavy baggage was shifted during a collision, contorting the passenger seat. Therefore it is important to place all loose items in the trunk of the car.

Often, danger is created as drivers with large trailers tied to the car don’t yield well enough to traffic coming from the opposite direction in narrow roads. It is important to be considerate and remember the breadth of the trailer.

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