A Tour Bus Rental is How to Get Away with Breaking All Road Rules
A tour bus rental can have a much higher fun factor if you are thinking car rules vs. bus rules. There are certain things you can do on a bus that you wouldn’t dream of doing behind the wheel.
Drinking, for example. Thanks to groups like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and decades of public education on the subject, we, as a society, have relegated drunk driving to the “don’t even think it” category of behavioral taboos.
Driving while drowsy can be just as deadly as driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sleepiness and fatigue contribute to an estimated 83,000 crashes a year.
There’s been a lot in the media lately about the dangers of distracted driving. In a survey conducted by the PEW Research Center, 64 percent of drivers between the ages of 18 and 29 admitted to texting while driving; 46 percent of their Gen X counterparts (age 30-45) do it, too, as do 21 percent of baby boomers (46-65). Not surprisingly, 66 percent of all drivers talk on their cell phones while behind the wheel – a practice that is proven to affect alertness and reaction time.
Cell phone use is not the only culprit in distracted driving. There are some other surprisingly common behind-the-wheel activities that are equally ill advised. Here they are, in no particular order (and we are not making this up):
- Applying makeup
- Reading (and not just maps)
- Watching DVDs
- Changing clothes
The truth is, you really can’t multi-task safely behind the wheel. Driving requires your full attention. Which – we understand – cuts into your eating, drinking, grooming, napping, reading, texting, working, and movie-watching time. Bummer.
What if there were a magical way to get where you needed to go while still being able to do all the other things you want to do? What if there were buses?
Okay, everyone knows there are buses. But did you know that today’s motorcoaches offer many of the same comforts and conveniences of home or office – and that they offer many more comforts and conveniences than other modes of travel?
You can eat and drink. You can read and write. You can take a nap. And, thanks to free WiFi and power outlets on many motorcoaches, you can also work, surf the Internet, and send e-mail to your heart’s content.
As for changing your clothes … go ahead. Just remember, the rules of social etiquette still apply. So before you start peeling off those layers, you might want to consider adjusting your personal air-conditioning vent – yet another cool feature of the modern motorcoach.
If you are planning a trip, here is a free tool to help you stay organized.