It’s dangerous to drive when you’re tired - plan your breaks to avoid fatigue on long journeys
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The best way to fight fatigue is to take a break
Watch out for fatigue when driving. Take a break if you experience any of these: headaches, tired eyes or fuzzy vision, drifting attention, drowsiness or yawning, delayed reaction times or the car wandering across the road.
Plan to stop for 15 minutes every two hours. Get out and stretch your legs. Official rest areas are ideal.
If possible, take turns driving even if it’s only for a short time. Also chat to the driver to keep him/her alert.
Don’t drive for more than 10-12 hours a day and don’t drive when you should be sleeping.
A good night’s sleep is essential before you set off on a long journey.
A stuffy car will make you feel sleepy. Keep air circulating in the car.
Take a 15-minute power nap if you feel you’re becoming drowsy.
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