Driving holidays can be a great way to experience fantastic scenery and exhilarating roads (check out our driving holiday guide here - Luxury European Driving Holidays), but long-haul driving comes with its own set of travel worries. These gadgets, all available from www.presentsformen.co.uk, are designed with the driver in mind, and offer safe solutions that will enhance your on-the-road experience.
Tire Pressure Gauge
Perfect for checking your tire pressure before you set off - or even on the road - this professional gauge will save you a trip to the garage. Properly inflated tires are not only safer, they are less likely to cause accidents and blow-outs, improve vehicle handling and cut down on fuel consumption. £15.99.
Swivel Car Seat
Perfect for those struggling with limited mobility or back problems, this soft cushion fits easily onto the car seat and allows for easier access to and exit from the vehicle. It's much comfier than your average car seat, too, making it ideal for long journeys. £14.99.
Traffic Light Alcohol Tester
Driving under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous. In most European countries the legal limit is much lower than in the UK, so it is essential that you keep on top of your alcohol consumption whilst travelling. It's always safer to avoid drinking altogether if you know you have to drive, but at least with the fool proof Traffic Light Alcohol Tester you can find out whether you are safe to drive in just 25 seconds. £16.99
iSafe Anti Doze
Long drives equal tired drivers, and thousands of road accidents a year are caused by people falling asleep at the wheel. It is essential to stop at a service station for a rest if you feel you are too tired to drive, and the iSafe Anti Doze Detector will help you decide when it's time to pull over. It fits over your ear and uses motion-sensor technology to detect movements in your head that suggest you are nodding off. The device will then sound an alarm to alert you, preventing potential accidents. Do not rely on this device to keep you awake: always stop for a rest when you are too tired to drive. Just £5.99 for this life-saving piece of tech.
Car Coat Hanger
Folding shirts, suits and dresses into a bag or case usually results in them becoming crumpled and in much need of ironing. This simple low-tech solution allows you to hang clothing safely in the rear of your car without obscuring the driver's view. It easily attaches to the front headrest, creating a portable wardrobe perfect for your Sunday best. £19.99.
Sun Blaster Visor
Driving into direct sunlight can be an uncomfortable and dangerous experience, as bright low sun can easily obstruct your vision and slow your reactions. Sunglasses can help, but if the glare is really bright you'll need a Sun Blaster Visor. This visor clips easily onto your car's existing visor to extend the amount of shade. It is perfectly safe and does not impair vision. £14.99
Auto Car Battery Jump Start
An utterly essential gadget for drivers everywhere, this piece of tech will save you hours of waiting for roadside assistance. Charge the device from the mains before you leave, then if your car's battery dies in the middle of nowhere you have everything you need to get it going again. Simply plug it into your car's cigarette lighter socket to jump start your engine without even needing to get out of the car. £49.99