Fatigue: The Driving Danger That People Ignore

There’s a big danger people are rarely talking about today when they are on the road:

It’s called driver’s fatigue.

Like in most things we do, being fatigue can be very dangerous to our lives.

Let’s stop putting our lives at unnecessary risks on the road.

I’ve seen friends jump into another friend’s car because a free ride is very appealing.

But when the driver (friend) is so tired because he hasn’t slept for 2 days?

That’s no longer a free ride. In fact, it becomes a dangerous ride and you must avoid it if you really do care for your life.

I’ve seen this happen many times before, and it doesn’t make any sense at all.

Being fatigue significantly increase the risk of a crash.

It makes you less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs your ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises.

Driver fatigue is believed to contribute to more than 30% of road crashes.

Imagine that.

30% of road crashes is a lot.

That’s a lot of lives lost.

Many things can cause driver fatigue.

Lack of sleep is number one.

Avoid driving at the time of the day when you should be sleeping.

Or, get a lot of sleep when you usually do before jumping on the road.

Young drivers make this mistake because they are so excited about driving that they almost want to drive all the time.

Business travelers also make this mistake.

That is why I recommend you always travel by air or the fastest means of transportation if your destination isn’t too far away. It’s very important that you heed this advice.

My driving instructors at Access2Drive, a highly respected driving school in Queens does an amazing job telling young drivers never to get behind the wheel when they feel so tired.

The consequence of fatigue driving is very big.

I endeavor you to avoid it at all costs.

Thanks for reading.