Drowsy driving? Ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.
If you're going on a road trip, the dreaded long haul from point A to point B, it is time to pause from time to time. Drowsy driving is no doubt a huge contributor to car accidents, and a study conducted in the US found one out of 30 drivers on a long interstate highway is a yawn if not a sleeper. So, the best way to mitigate the snafu is to schedule breaks at regular intervals, whether it be in the form of a teeny weeny lunch or a longer snooze in the backseat. Having a designated rest stop can be a godsend. In fact, many of us forget to take that much-needed break in the first place. Thankfully, the DOT (Department of Transportation) has created a handy toolbox on a per-vehicle basis. It features a checklist to ensure that you don't forget to refuel or change your oil and the like. Of course, having a proper-sized vehicle is the surest way to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride, but a road trip can also be a lot of fun, so be sure to snag the good stuff in style. As a rule of thumb, make sure to stop at least once every two hours, and if possible, stretch your legs and take advantage of the amenities provided. Moreover, if you are traveling solo, it's not a bad idea to bring along a friend or two to help keep you sane. With all above in mind, you'll be more than prepared for the big road trip. Have a safe road trip! - by The Air Station Malaysia Specialised in ResMed CPAP machines, CPAP devices, obstructive sleep apnea treatment and sleep study test. The Air Station Malaysia Address: Level 9 Menara Summit, Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1, 47600 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia