Tips to avoid unnecessary scares:
Rest and sleep enough hours before embarking on the trip
Check your car: insurance is active, anti-freeze levels, brakes, oil and battery
Check the tires, a tread depth of at least 1.6 mm is recommended
Plan your trip and the necessary stops, every two hours it is advisable to rest
Remember that many accidents can be avoided because they occur due to distractions -from using your mobile-, for imprudent manoeuvres, or excessive speed.