Here are some safety tips I have compiled for safety on Turkish roads. This is not a complete list. I only posted tips for which I had photographs. If I find more photos, I will be sure to update this post.
1.First, make sure to get a car with a high safety rating. Having personally owned a Prius, I recommend going with Toyota. It will keep you and your 5-child family safe.
2. If you cannot afford a car, a mobile fruit stand is a great alternative for taking a family road trip. Make sure there is a motor on the bike it is attached to. This will ensure your ability to make it up all those hills. And always put your 3 children first.
3. If you choose the sidecar instead of the produce cart, make sure your wife sits in it too so she car hold the 2 babies while your 3 more responsible children can fit on the bike with you. After all, older children can hang on better.
*Of course, if you don’t have a family, the motorbike and sidecar make a great vehicle combination if you happen to be a contractor who employs labor.
4. Always remember this when riding your bike cross-country with your 2 kids: pegs are dangerous. Do not put these on your bike. It is much easier for kids to balance in the way shown ^
*A note about riding bikes-they can always be towed.
5. If you are moving, borrow your cousin’s best hauling truck and don’t stay in the lanes. This will slow down traffic. Also, tie downs can snap and break so don’t use them. If you are worried about your household goods falling out, have your dad and uncle sit on them.
6. Don’t take two trips when you could just take one.
7. Make sure you do not keep anything in the cab with you. This takes up too much space and can be distracting. Simply place everything in oversized garbage bags and stack them on your truck!
8. Honk at everything. All the time. And don’t stop.