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Effective Countermeasures

EFFECTIVE COUNTERMEASURES

Before motorists embark on their trips, they should:

  • Get a good night's sleep. While this varies from individual to individual, the average person requires about 8 hours of sleep a night.

  • Plan to drive long trips with a companion. Passengers can help look for early warning signs of fatigue or switch drivers when needed. Passengers should stay awake to talk to the driver.

  • Schedule regular stops, every 160 kilometers or 2 hours.

  • Avoid alcohol and medications (over-the-counter and prescribed) that may impair performance. Alcohol interacts with fatigue; increasing its effects — just like drinking on an empty stomach.

  • Consult their physicians or a local sleep disorders center for diagnosis and treatment if they suffer frequent daytime sleepiness, have difficulty sleeping at night often, and/or snore loudly every night.
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