- Driving on long journeys is often more hazardous than negotiating busy city streets. With little to do, boredom sets in, which in turn leads to drowsiness.
Symptoms to watch out for are: yawning, heavy eyelids, spasmodic jerks of the body and your vehicle wandering off the road. The following tips could help prevent such symptoms:
- small and regular snacks during your journey are preferable to large meals
- avoid wearing tight clothes and accessories
- stop at least every 200 kilometres for about five minutes to stretch your legs.
- ensure that there is adequate ventilation in the car
- encourage other passengers to chat with you.
Information Provided By THE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA