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Driving Guide

Don'ts In Driving

Michelin 18 May 2010

DON'TS IN DRIVING

1. Fatigue

The most common negative effects of driving with fatigue include:
  • Affected eyesight, which can make it more difficult to identify hazardous conditions.
  • Lower concentration levels.
  • Extended reaction time.
  • Reduced hearing ability.

Causes of fatigue

  • Prolonged driving without proper breaks.
  • Driving at night.
  • Full stomach.

Ways to prevent fatigue

  • Take a minimum 15-minute break after continued driving for two hours.
  • Don’t stare at the middle line on the road all the time.
  • Keep the vehicle well ventilated at a comfortable temperature.
  • Stretch yourself to relax when taking a break.
  • Don’t eat too much.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.

2. Alcohol

DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE

Do not consume any alcohol before you drive and be aware of the legal limits. Note that when in other countries they will have different alcohol limits to the UK - and they may be much lower. The sensible thing to do when going out in a group e.g. for a meal, is to have a nominated driver - or hire a taxi. Also be aware that if you've been out for a 'night on the town', you may still be over the legal limit the following morning.

3. Sickness

Your focus on the road ahead can be severely reduced when feeling sick or suffering discomfort and pain. Your ability to concentrate can also be affected by strong emotional situations.

If you are under medication and are unsure about its effects - even cold remedies, some of which can make you drowsy - please consult your doctor or pharmacist before driving.

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