At DriveMyCar, we believe the road is the best way to travel – it’s convenient and highly enjoyable for the whole family. But when you’re in the car together, it’s important to make sure you’re as safe as possible.

As Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car rental platform, we offer travellers the flexibility to rent a private or corporate fleet car for anywhere between 7 to 365 days. And with over 300 locations, DriveMyCar is a hassle-free, flexible option for families looking for a cheaper option.

We were thrilled to be featured by NSW Compensation Lawyers recently in their blog article on road safety, offering advice from some of Australia’s best-known road experts. Be sure to read ‘Drive Safe with Your Family’ before your next adventure.

We believe road safety to be a hugely important issue. It’s vital to remember these basic safety tips before you set out in the car.

1. Have your car serviced regularly
Before setting out in the car with your family, you should make sure your car is fully serviced. This should be done approximately every six months, or more frequently if your car is more than a few years old. It doesn’t cost much – on average, about $140 – but it will make a huge difference to your safety and confidence on the road.

At DriveMyCar, we only use fully serviced vehicles as the safety of our customers is paramount.

2. Keep your children safely fastened in
There are strict regulations around car seats for children. If your child is aged under seven or below a certain height, they need to be in a booster seat and should not be travelling in the front of the car. It’s also vital that booster seats are installed correctly for them to be safe and effective.

When renting through DriveMyCar, people can request whether the car comes with extras, such as car seats. This allows them to choose the vehicle most suited to their family.

3. If in doubt, hire a newer vehicle
One of the main benefits of car hire is that you will be driving a modern, fully serviced vehicle with all the latest safety features. At DriveMyCar, you will also receive 24/7 roadside assistance and collision damage cover is included in your rental fee – many other car hire companies charge extra for this.

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more about safe and reliable car hire from DriveMyCar.