Driver Fatigue or Driving while tired is becomin an increasingly dangerous consideration in our modern and busy lives, learn how to combat it and why it's becomming problem
Falling asleep while driving could account for upto 20% of all the UK's traffic accidents. Working long hours and not getting enough uninterrupted sleep is a major cause of this problem. Even if you do not fall asleep at the wheel driving when tired could contribute to slower reaction times and your ability to drive safely. Being tired causes a range of negative effects such as
Lack of sleep impaires the rate at which information is absorbed into the brain, the result leads to sluggish reactions as well as thinking. It is recommended that you get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
Driving while tired seriously effects your driving performance. Its the reason why large lorrie drivers are mandated by law to have periodic breaks for sleep.
If you find yourself becoming tired on a journey, our number 1 recommendation is stop immediately and take a rest.
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