Sleep At Home, Not at The Wheel

Don’t Drive Tired!

Around 30% of serious crashes are the direct result of motorists who insist on driving on, even when they know they're too tired to continue.
What Not to Do :
Opening a window or having the radio on loudly will not prevent you from falling asleep.
What you need is real sleep.
Pull over and have a short sleep. Even 15 minutes can be the difference between getting there and not.
Also, do you know you're four times more likely to have a fatal fatigue crash if you're driving between 10pm and dawn? Driving while sleep deprived, especially late at night and at dawn, increases the risk of having a ‘microsleep' and losing control of your vehicle.
If you fall into a microsleep and nod off at 100 km/h, you'll travel 100 metres in just four seconds, unconscious.
Do not Ignore the Early Warning Signs of Fatigue...

  • Yawning
  • Poor concentration
  • Tired eyes
  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow reactions
  • Boredom
  • Oversteering

The best way to avoid driver fatigue is to make sure you have enough sleep before driving, regardless of the length of your trip.