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Never Drive When Tired

By 21st July 2023March 4th, 2024News
Never Driver When Tired

You SHOULD NOT drive while tired or fatigued. Research has shown that tiredness in drivers is a major road safety risk, both to themselves and others.

You can experience micro-sleeps if you are tired and fighting sleep.
These episodes can last up to 10 seconds and can be experienced even when your eyes are open.

During a micro-sleep of even 4 seconds, your vehicle can travel 100 metres (longer than a football pitch) without you being in control of your vehicle.

  • Never Drive if you are fighting sleep.
  • Prepare yourself for driving by ensuring you get adequate sleep.
  • If you are on any medication, check if it causes drowsiness.
  • Prepare your journey properly, and plan where you can take a safe break from driving.
  • Stop, have a drink and take a nap for a maximum of 20 minutes.
  • After the nap, if it is safe to do so, get some fresh air and stretch your legs.
  • You are suffering from a serious lack of sleep the only cure is sleep!Article Source: New Driver NI

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