Staying safe when travelling by car

Often people neglect to think about the safety issues when travelling to a destination by car. We are all aware of the need to wear a seat belt, not just for legal reasons, but that it may in fact save your life but do you consider other factors?

Tiredness is one of the biggest killers on our roads, you may think that once you start to drive you will wake up, but if you are feeling sleepy when you set off the chances are this will only get worse. Reaction times are a lot slower when you are tired so even if you are driving ok, you may find that you cannot brake in time to avoid an accident.

Taking regular 15 minute breaks and getting a coffee can be enough sometimes to recharge your batteries but if you are really tired then you need someone else to drive or find somewhere that you can sleep for a little while before commencing travelling again.