Symptoms of drowsy driving are obvious, but easy to overlook. Motorists that find themselves yawning, or blinking and nodding their head repeatedly are showing signs of fatigue. Other indications include drifting between lanes, driving over the rumble strip at the edge of the roadway, or not recalling landmarks. Responsible motorists must admit to drowsiness when it occurs and take action.
Rest is the best remedy for drowsy driving. Compromised drivers should pull off the roadway and find a safe location to take a short nap, get out of the car to stretch, or switch drivers.
Consider the following tips when planning a road trip: