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Road Trips – Combating Fatigue

Story: Road Trips – Combating Fatigue
Episode: 3
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane and Carmen Braidwood
Air Date: 6 June 2021

Road trips are exciting, but the long journeys can take a toll on drivers. Trev and Carmen explain how to best prevent fatigue and ensure a safe and fun trip.

  • Driving long distances on straight or country roads without proper preparation will cause fatigue.
  • 80% of fatigue-related crashes are on country roads.
  • To arm yourself against fatigue on long journeys, have a journey plan, get at least 7.5 hrs sleep before driving, take a break every 2 hours and swap drivers regularly.
  • The best way to guard yourself against fatigue is to know your body’s sleep requirements and get it regularly.

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