It is widely confessed in many surveys that most drivers do fall behind the steering wheel. Most of them are momentarily and luckily before car is crashed. Such accidents are generally fatal as the car flies off to the side of the road without any sign of braking or crash onto a vehicle coming opposite direction. Countless accidents happen because one driver falls in sleep or drives in constant dosing mode.
We can easily convince ourselves that we can go on for another couple of hours before giving a break or stopping. Similar decisions can be so wrong for you, family members and so other innocent people on the roads. If you have to put off anything you should give up forcing yourself to get to the destination tonight. This can easily be the last trip you ever take in this world if you insist.
By following a few simple tips and correctly evaluating your situation can keep everyone safe and sound. You can get up early in the morning and carry on your journey the next day.
Take Regular But Short Breaks.
Experts highly advise that drivers should take breaks every two hours. It is important to keep these stops brief. Get a coffee, go to toilet and wash your face stretch a little and get back to the road again. If you spend too much time at each break this could cause a metal pressure not to stop anymore. Since you want to get to your destination early you may skip the breaks you think costing you too much time.
Make a plan and choose a nice spot to have one or two long breaks as well to have a meal. Agreeing on the spot to stop keep everyone happy and make them look forward to reaching there. Lasting you want is to offend anyone in your company while taking a long trip. They can great help to keep you awake by keeping company.
Remember to Open the Windows
Getting a little fresh air keeps you awake. Cars have great air conditioning units these days but even the best one keeps circulating the same old dirty air that can only make it easier for you to fall into sleep. Keep pumping oxygen into your blood circulation by either regularly opening the window or leaving it slightly open all the time.
Plan Your Journey Well Ahead of the Time
Don’t start your journey without getting yourself informed about the distance, how long it will take, the best places to stop and if you have to break it to sleep. In larger towns you will have a lot of hotel and restaurant options for you to have a pleasant night. Don’t keep driving aimlessly and without any workable plan.
One of the reasons people may feel they have to keep on is that the end up in wrong places when they are really tired. The next big town brings you a little closer to your destination. And you start feeling that you can make it from here instead of stopping for the night.