Take a break

It’s dangerous to drive when you’re tired - plan your breaks to avoid fatigue on long journeys

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.

  • Regular breaks

    Plan to stop for 15 minutes every two hours. Get out and stretch your legs. Official rest areas are ideal.

  • Share driving

    If possible, take turns driving even if it’s only for a short time. Also chat to the driver to keep him/her alert.

  • Time limits

    Don’t drive for more than 10-12 hours a day and don’t drive when you should be sleeping.

  • Sleep well

    A good night’s sleep is essential before you set off on a long journey.

  • Fresh air

    A stuffy car will make you feel sleepy. Keep air circulating in the car.

  • Power nap

    Take a 15-minute power nap if you feel you’re becoming drowsy.