Tip of the Week – July 11, 2017 - Powering Through Long Distance Drives

Safety is our top priority and we know this summer there will be plenty of folks out on the road who are travelling long distances for vacation spots and to visit family.  Driving while drowsy is extremely dangerous, so please know your limits and don’t let sleep sneak up on you while you’re behind the wheel.

“We all say we’re oka,y and a lot of us tend to ignore the signs, but if you are at all tired, zoning out, or shutting your eyes for longer than a blink, please pull off the road, take a break, get in a nap, if possible let someone else assume the driving for a bit,” said CSLEA Foundation Chair Kenny Ehrman.

  • Plan ahead, be sure you are well rested before you begin your road trip.
  • Pack small, healthy snacks that will help you to stay alert.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Chew gum.
  • Sit up straight.
  • Play upbeat music.
  • Stop frequently for stretching and fresh air.
  • Avoid mid-afternoon hours behind the wheel when most people tend to be naturally drowsy.