DSFL Training Director Derek Kirkby says that one of the most important aspects to safe driving is anticipating the situation on the road. But this is hard to do if you are drowsy, especially if you are driving at night when visibility is poor. “You should be well-rested before setting off on a long trip,” says Kirby. “Don’t drive if you are sleep deprived, or on medication that may cause drowsiness."
- Difficulty focusing, frequent blinking, or heavy eyelids
- Trouble remembering the last few kilometres driven, or missing exits or traffic signs
- Trouble keeping your head up
- Drifting from your lane, tailgating, or hitting a shoulder rumble strip
- Feeling restless, in a rush, and irritable