You already know that drunk driving is a no-no. And a few weeks ago, we reminded you about distracted driving. Now you can add a third "D" to that list: Drowsy driving.
You can click here for a full analysis of what constitutes drowsy driving, but here's a run down of the warning signs:
- For monotonous highway driving, try to stop every two hours or so to change drivers or for a short break that allows you to get out of the seat and walk around a bit.
- Make sure you get the proper amount of sleep before a long trip.
- Don't take medicine that induces drowsiness.
- If possible, take a quick nap.
- Other possible ways to revive you include listening to talk radio, turning on cool air, chewing gum, or drinking caffeine. But, these have only been proven to offer short bursts of energy and are not a good long term solution.
What do you do to make sure you don't drive drowsy?
Share your preventative measures in the comments.