If you’re planning a road trip with your family or friends this festive season, then be sure to take a break and stay safe.
Drivers of all ages get tired – even the young and fit – and you may not even be aware that fatigue is eroding your driving skills.
If you experience feeling “sleepy”, “tired” or “exhausted” while driving you need to stop. Get out of the car, breathe fresh air, stretch your legs and have some light refreshments.
Generally, you should stop at least every 2 hours for a 15 minute break.
Recognise the early warning signs:
- Poor concentration
- Sore/tired eyes
- Slow reactions
Driver Reviver Program
Driver Reviver Program operates throughout Australia during school/university holidays and over long weekends to reduce fatigue-related crashes on our roads.
If you’re planning a road trip, the online map of Driver Reviver sites shows places to take a break from driving and enjoy some complimentary refreshments.
Driver Reviver sites are there for all motorists and serve a very important purpose for everyone driving over long periods during holidays.