VIDEO: Drive safely during Ramadan, avoid fatigued driving
Know the signs and take action if you feel fatigued while driving.
You are three times as likely to be in a car crash if you are fatigued.
Signs and symptoms of driver fatigue include:
- Trouble in remembering last few kilometers
- Constant yawning or rubbing your eyes
- Sore or heavy eyes
- Trouble keeping your head up
- Drifting from your lane
- Changing speed randomly
How to avoid fatigue risks
To better avoid the risks associated with fatigue and driving:
- Get enough sleep. Most adults need seven to eight hours per night.
- Avoid making long trips after a long day’s work
- Avoid driving during normal sleeping hours
- Avoid driving alone. If possible, ride with a friend or take the bus.
- Take breaks every two hours
- On a break, get out of the vehicle and stretch
- If you feel sleepy, stop in a safe place, and take a nap for 20 minutes.