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Stay Sharp On The Road: Five Ways To Avoid Driver Fatigue
Posted By Good Sam On May 31, 2014 @ 6:00 am In RV Tips,Travel Tips | No Comments
RV travel gives you the freedom to pick up and go on a whim, but with that freedom comes great responsibility. In addition to keeping your vehicle in sound running order, it’s critical that you to keep your mental faculties well tuned while behind the wheel.
Unfortunately, too many motorists hit the road after insufficient sleep the night before, while others drive for extended periods without taking much-needed breaks. According to the National Safety Council, 37 percent of drivers have nodded off or fallen asleep at the wheel at least once since they’ve had their license, and 8 percent have done so in the past six months.
Even if you’re not asleep at the wheel, you can pay a steep price for skimping on slumber or breaks. Insufficient rest dulls reflexes and blunts driver awareness, leading to accidents, injuries and even fatalities. Don’t rely only on a tall cup of Joe to keep you perky on your travels: while caffeine can sharpen your senses, nothing replaces a good eight hours of slumber.
So before embarking on that long drive to that cherished RV destination, take the following precautions.
Fortunately, Good Sam Club members can rely on 2,100+ Good Sam Parks across North America and Canada for welcome, relaxing stays at a discount.
You can also pull into one of the nearly 600 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers. Good Sam Club members traveling throughout North America and Canada receive fuel discounts when using their RV Plus Card.
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