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10 Think! Don't Drive Tired

Don't drive tired, motorists told

Signs on motorways will urge drivers to "Think Don't Drive Tired". This comes as nearly nine out of ten motorists questioned in a separate survey admitted to driving when too tired. Road Safety Minister David Jamieson said falling asleep when driving could be a factor in as many as deaths and many thousands of injuries each year. The government campaign launched on Wednesday will also feature television and radio advertising, posters and leaflets. Jailed Elsewhere more than half of drivers surveyed said that they would not consider breaking a hour journey with an overnight stop. East Midlanders are the most responsible about taking breaks during long journeys, the poll published on Wednesday by hotel company Premier Lodge found. The Selby train crash, in which ten people died, brought the issue centre stage.

An eight-hour day, or a ten-hour day, combined with an hour or more commute each way, means you may have little time for sleep once family and household responsibilities are done. Many commercial vehicle drivers drive very long shifts, increasing the risk of sleepiness. Night shift work can exacerbate drowsiness too. When the statistics are added up, 60 percent of drivers have driven while drowsy in any given month. But drowsy driving causes a lot of accidents. Thirty-seven percent of us have actually fallen asleep while driving.

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The expanse of the wide-open road., Not quite. There are many reasons driving makes you feel tired.

Please refresh the page and retry. D o you ever find yourself fighting sleep when you're behind the wheel? This expert advice from a driver safety researcher will help you stay awake on the road. Driving while tired is the experience that possibly best defines my life as a motorist. Most of the time, I have a general feeling of fatigue from too many early starts or late nights.

The campaign entitled "Think! Don't Drive Tired", will feature graphic television and radio advertising, posters and leaflets. The road safety minister, David Jamieson, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "The people we are talking about are usually very responsible drivers, driving carefully and looking after their families, and what they have done is overstretch themselves and they come over very weary, their eyes close and they fall asleep at the wheel with tragic consequences. Fatigue was cited as a major cause of the Selby rail crash last year, when Gary Hart was convicted after spending the night on the internet before he crashed his car into the path of an oncoming train. According to the survey, which was conducted by the hotel group Premier Lodge and questioned people, more than half of drivers would not consider breaking a hour journey with an overnight stop.

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