Your tips for staying alert whilst driving

obi_waynne

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What tips can you pass on to help you stay alert whilst driving?

I think we've all struggled on those late night long motorway drives so what are your tips for staying alert and sharp at the wheel.
 

thexav

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Coffee is the best choice for me lots and lots of really strong coffee. Energy drinks and sugary snacks don't really help me stay alert.

I guess avoiding heavy meals will also help stave off the lethargy.
 

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I've just drove from dieppe to nice. 13 hours. Company, water, caffeine,speed and music.
81 mph....perfect
 

karim

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i guess just enjoy your drive and don't hurry and keep a safe distance. i keep alert by keeping myself occupied judging distance, speed and skill of the other drivers i am dealing with
 

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On a long drive I get the co-pilot to give me quizzes. We are both fans of quizzes so she finds a subject we both like (sci-fi for example), downloads a quiz onto her phone and quizzes me :)

However, after I spent 8 years driving for a living, including overnight shifts, the best advice I can give if you are feeling tired is to find somewhere safe to park and take a nap. I've seen first hand what happens when a tired, sleepy, driver ploughs into a central reservation at 70 mph. He car was wrecked and he was lucky to get out in one piece.
 

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