It has been a while but I am back to share what I learnt during the Ford DSFL Course.
After sharing the post on child safety, I saw this post by a Mum on FB. Support is so important, and her children’s lives were saved as they were strapped in correctly at the time. This really needs to be taken seriously by Kenyan parents.
We finished the theory part of the course with a brief discussion on what one should always have in their vehicle at all times.
- First Aid Kit
- Fire Extinguisher- this is to be changed once a year. To be stored clamped under the passenger seat for easy retrieval- should not be put in the boot.
- Tow rope, gloves
- Safety triangles
- A bottle of water (2litre is good) Handy when the car overheats and can also quench your thirst
- Car phone charger, you would not want to be stranded somewhere with a phone out of charge.
- Loose change, for parking and tipping
- Note pad and pen
There are so many other things drivers keep in the vehicle, some have a complete tool box. (I did not mention H here LOL), but it’s all about being safe on the road and prepared for any eventuality. As a Mummy driver, we keep everything from a kikoy or khanga, or even a picnic blanket, hand lotion, wet wipes, sunglasses, shopping bags and a small bag or bin for trash.
It sounds like a lot but just check what you have in the car with you, you will be amazed. Some of us even have a bag of ready to wear clothes for spontaneous trips. Hehehehe!
With the recent plastic bag ban, my boot now has a kiondo or two (those sisal baskets we’re are given on our wedding day by our grandmas) which is a big help when shopping.
What else do you keep in your car as a Mommy driver?