You’ve heard time and time again about the importance of staying awake when driving. And although this makes perfect sense, nearly 60% of adult drivers say they have indeed gotten behind the wheel of a car while being drowsy. So the question is, what can you do to help yourself stay energized when traveling long or short distances? Well, here’s a quick look.
If your body can handle above average amounts of coffee or caffeinated beverages, you should definitely consider drinking coffee while driving. Coffee isn’t the healthiest drink, but it is healthier than most sodas and sometimes coffee can be a lifesaver.
Get plenty of sleep
Another tip to follow is making sure that you get enough sleep each night before getting behind the wheel come morning time. Most physicians agree that anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep are needed each night. When going on a long distance trip you may want to get even more sleep to help you prepare.
Bring a friend along
Do you have a long business trip coming up? If so, why not bring along a friend. You’ll likely to get to deduct the expenses off on your taxes, or your company may reimburse you, either way when you bring a friend along who can drive, the length of the drive to your destination won’t seem so long. Plus, when you can take turns driving, this keeps the two of you, as well as other people on the road, safe.
For more tips on staying safe when driving, contact one of our local insurance agents with Saucon Insurance Agency serving the Bethlehem, PA area.