Statistics show that almost 20% of car accidents are caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel – the majority of which are men under the age of 30. To prevent this from happening, it’s wise to plan your journey to include a 15-minute break every couple of hours. If you’re already tired, it’s not ideal to start a long trip if you’re already tired. Bear in mind the risks if you have to get up unusually early to start a long drive.
If you start to feel sleepy when driving, find a safe place to pull over – do not stop on not the hard shoulder of the motorway! Drink a couple of cups of coffee or a high-caffeinated drink and rest up for about 15 minutes, to allow time for the caffeine to kick in. Although this should help, a caffeine drink is really only a short-term solution that will help you on your way; the one and only effective cure for sleepiness is proper sleep!
Safe driving with Brittania!