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3 Driving Lessons Tips To Help You Avoid Drowsiness During Long Drives!

3 Driving Lessons Tips To Help You Avoid Drowsiness During Long Drives!

3 Driving Lessons Tips To Help You Avoid Drowsiness During Long Drives!


Those among us, who drive for long hours, have often faced sleepiness and times when it is hard to concentrate and keep awake. This may be due to not getting enough sleep or because of long and tiresome driving hours.  Drowsy driving is one of the most dangerous driving phases, and many of the heart-wrenching accidents in automobile history has taken place because of the driver not being able to concentrate or because they were too drowsy and sleepy. This risk of drowsy driving must be avoided at all cost to maintain the safety and security of the passengers.

Drowsiness can cause the following: “Impaired judgment and vision, delayed reaction times, problems processing information, short-term memory issues, increased aggression”, this is according to the National Sleep Foundation.

 Here are some pro tips of avoiding sleepiness while driving!

  • The best option is to plan and sleep at least 7 to 9 hours before you have a long five to make. This is a very common tip; however, most people are drowsy during driving because they haven’t slept very well. 
  • You must plan rests, stops, and refreshments at regular intervals during the trip; concentrating on the road for quite a long time can make you significantly tired. Taking regular stops will help you stay alert.
  • If you are going for a long drive, it might be good for you to have another co-passenger who is a skilled driver and would help you in driving the car when you are tired or feeling sleepy.

At Admiral Driving School these are some of the lessons we teach our students along with teaching them driving with great care. Our expert and highly experienced driving instructors at Leeds give our students a great learning experience.