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If you are planning to go on a long road trip through Israel and you intend to take children along with you for the journey, then you might need to do a little more preparation in advance. Children, unlike adults, can be quite impatient and restless during a long trip and they can influence you to feel the same after a while. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. In the early stages of the trip, they are likely to be overly excited about the trip- meaning that they will probably be jumpy and crowd the space inside the car with all their movements. Add to that all the noise that they make and you have yourself a racket that can distract even the best drivers. This is a simple recipe for an accident waiting to happen and so, as a responsible parent, you might want to do everything you can to ensure that they do not interfere with your driving during the trip. Then there is also the fact that children love to touch and play with everything inside the car.


Most of the best Israel car rental deals do not usually impose any restrictions when it comes to travelling with children but they will fine you for any damages that your children might cause to the car. All these lead to the question- how should you handle children when going for a long drive through Israel in a rental car? The first, and probably the most important, thing you need to do it to define the driving rules in advance. It is easier to control children on a long road trip if they clearly understand what they can and cannot do during the trip. Some examples of the driving rules you can make are wearing seatbelts at all times, no opening windows while the car is in motion and no shifting of seats while driving. Of course, rental cars Israel companies expect their clients to adhere to the same driving rules as other drivers in the country so you might want to familiarize yourself with those too while you are at it. Make sure that all the driving rules you make are clearly explained to the children in advance and that they are perfectly understood.

Children get hungry rather fast and they can be quite a nuisance when they do so it is a good idea to make sure that their stomachs stay full throughout the long trip. That way you can reduce the restlessness by keeping them happy. One way to do so would be by scheduling stops at regular intervals along the journey during which they can grab a bite. But these stops will only make the journey longer so a better idea is to pack them their favorite sandwiches so that the children can eat them anytime they get hungry.

Although the children will enjoy staring out the windows and exploring the scenery right after you set out, they will soon tire of this and so you need something that will keep them occupied when that happens. Allowing them to bring along their favorite toys and packing some games or trivia 9is a good way to keep them distracted and happy during the trip.