Today many teens and young adults in the west see a road trip as a rite of passage, their first solo journey from home, frequently to other countries. It is the idea of shedding parental bonds and taking that great leap out on one’s own that attracts many young men and women to saddle up and head out on the open road. This is due in part to the feeling of freedom some people get when traveling the open roads.

There’s a small problem with this road trip though.