5 steps to staying alert while driving

Did you know?
Fatigue can be just as impairing as alcohol. Being awake for 23-24 hours causes the same impairment as having a blood alcohol level of 0.05.

You may think drinking coffee, chewing gum, or rolling down the window will help you stay awake, but they won't.

Here's what will:

  1. Sleep well before long road trips
  2. Share driving with other passengers
  3. Eat light meals or fruit and drink plenty of water. Overeating can make you even more tired.
  4. Take breaks every two hours or every 160 kms to stretch
  5. Keep the temperature on the cooler side. A warm vehicle makes it easier to fall asleep