Sunday 17 December 2017

Stay alert at the wheel

Tired drivers are a danger on the road.
Tired drivers are a danger on the road.

Drowsy drivers are a road hazard and while they may try to combat tiredness by opening a window or turning up the radio, that's not always enough. What they really need is a short break from driving.

If you're driving a long distance, take a 15-minute break every couple of hours. Don't start a long trip if you're already tired.

Try not to make long trips between midnight and 6am when you're likely to feel sleepy anyway. If you start to feel sleepy, find a safe place to stop and have a rest. Also have a caffeine drink if you can.

Have regular eye tests - your eyesight can change without you realising it. An optician can also spot the early signs of certain medical conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.

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