How to avoid driving while tired
If you are tired when you are driving, then you are far more likely to get into an accident. If you actually drift off to sleep then it is obvious why this would be so dangerous, but even just feeling fatigued while driving will slow down your reaction times, make it more difficult for you to make good decisions, and cause your skills to decline.
You should never drive tired, but in some cases it may be impossible not to drive until you are tired or whilst you are feeling sleepy. The best way to avoid this is to know some tips and tricks you can use to keep yourself safe and awake throughout your journey.
- Plan your journey properly. You should be aware of how long you can usually drive without feeling tired, and if you need to take a longer journey then plan it well with plenty of breaks. You may want to leave earlier and split your journey into two halves so that you can take a rest stop in a hotel or motorway service station to refuel and get some sleep.
- Take energy drinks on the road. If you have planned a journey properly, then you should always have a break coming up as you start to feel tired. However, you are not completely in control of these things, and if you get stuck in traffic you may start to feel tired long before you can pull over. In this case, an energy drink or coffee may literally be a lifesaver.
- Split the driving load. If you are travelling with another driver, it may be worth paying a little extra to put them on your insurance for the length of your trip so that you can switch over as one of you starts to feel tired.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Boat of Garten
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The best way to make a successful claim for a whiplash injury in Boat of Garten is to speak to an experienced injury lawyer, who will know the law well enough to put together a strong case which has a good chance of being successful.
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