SUMMER is drawing to a close, and so the earlier nights begin to roll in and damp weather arrives to bring hazardous conditions to the roads.
And whether it’s driving a long-distance or driving late at night, it’s important to stay alert. Here are some tips to help you stay focused on the roads and minimise distractions whilst driving.
Boredom can become a real issue when you are driving alone and may have you wanting to reach for your phone. Kwik Fit has created its own game to test players’ stopping speed when using a mobile to show just how detrimental those few seconds of phone usage can be whilst driving.
It really is true that tiredness can kill, so scheduling in plenty of breaks to stop, stretch your legs and get a breath of fresh air will help keep you alert. If you’re feeling really tired, however, then it is always best to take a mini nap at a service station before continuing your trip.
Sometimes a less obvious idea for those not used to long journeys, but checking for weather and traffic disruptions to reduce your journey time can potentially be a massive help.
This can also be a great idea if you are looking to break your journey up by stopping somewhere for food or visiting an area for a nice, scenic detour.
Sometimes a less obvious idea for those not used to long journeys, but checking for weather, traffic disruptions and state of the road to reduce your journey time can potentially be a massive help.
Keeping plenty of water and refreshments by your side will help you to keep alert. If you’re really needing a buzz, grabbing a coffee can help too. However, it is not best recommended to do this too early on into your journey for fear of a caffeine crash that may cause more tiredness.
It’s always important not to get #DrivenToDistraction and use your phone whilst driving. Please ensure to always plan ahead and schedule in enough rest stops if you are driving far.