Friday, March 26, 2010

Driver Fatigue: avoid falling asleep.

An increasing problem now for motorists is ‘driving fatigue’. Yes, this fatigue has caused our reactions to slow down so that we were unable to judge properly, almost as though we were drunk.

The first thing is to make sure that we get a good nights rest the night before so that we a refreshed for the next day.

For long trips, plan various stops where you as the driver can have a small break along the way. Remember that short 5-minute breaks can mean the difference between life and death for us.

One recommendation is that we need to have a break from driving at least every 2 hours, so that we can refresh our reaction senses.

Another good idea is to take some light refreshments with you, so you will always have something to sustain you while driving.

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