- About 40% of sleep-related accidents involve commercial vehicles
- Men under 30 have the highest risk of falling asleep at the wheel
Plan your journey to include a 15 minute break every two hours.
Don't start a long trip if you're already tired.
Remember the risks if you have to get up unusually early to start a long drive.
Try to avoid long trips between midnight and 6am when you're likely to feel sleepy anyway.
If you start to feel sleepy, find a safe place to stop - not the hard shoulder of a motorway. Drink two cups of coffee or a high-caffeine drink and have a rest for 10 to 15 minutes to allow time for the caffeine to kick in.
Remember, the only real cure for sleepiness is proper sleep. A caffeine drink or a nap is a short-term