TIPS TO HELP YOU DRIVE ON LONG DISTANCES
• The first rule is to never drive a car if you are already tired. It is impossible to pay attention to the road, other drivers, and your own vehicle if you are not completely alert.
• Bring along a passenger. Having another person in the car will help you stay focused when driving for long periods of time.
• Listen to the radio. If you do not have a passenger in the car, turn up the radio. While you should never let listening to the radio hinder your ability to pay attention to the road, driving with a little background noise might help you stay alert.
• Take frequent breaks. Never think that you must make a long drive in one stretch. Take a break approximately every two hours.
All of these tips are small things that will help to increase your awareness and alertness while driving for long periods of time. Remember, driving may not be physically demanding, but it can be mentally straining. Driver fatigue is a very real condition and should be taken seriously. If you ever feel that you are too tired to continue after driving for a long period of time, it is imperative that you arrange for another driver to take over or pull over and take a break.