How to avoid fatigue while driving
For most of us, driving is simply a part of our everyda routine. As such, it can be hard to remember that everytime we get behind the wheel, we face a plethora of potential risks while on the road. The team here at Jack Ingram Nissan wants to make sure that you’re always safe when you’re on the road. that’s why we put together this post about how to avoid fatigue while driving. Each year, thousands of accidents are caused by people driving while tired. We want to keep you from joining that statistic so keep reading this post to learn more about safe driving practices while tired.
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Tips for a smooth & safe ride
Anything that takes your immedeate attention off of the road ahead while driving is considered a distraction. Whether it’s your new phone, a fellow passenger, or your lack of sleep, all distractions pose some level of risk to on-the-road safety. Follow the tips below to avoid potentially dangerous situations when you drive while tired.
- Stay away from sugar | While sugary snacks and drinks may give an energy boost, it’s not long-lasting. The crash after your sugar buzz will often make you more tired than you were previously.
- Bring a partner | IF really loud music can’t cut it, a partner in the vehicle may be your best bet. Arrange a carpool or ask a friend to come. Their conversation can keep you alert and they can drive if you’re too tired.
- Pull over | If you’re too tired, you’re best bet is pulling over and taking a quick nap. This will ensure you get to your destination (a bit late) as opposed to a life-threatening accident.
- Keep healthy snacks on hand | Healthy snacks such as dried fruits or granola bars can provide much-needed energy without the “crash” later. Keep these in the car for these situations.