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16 Nov, 2020 | Posted By: Staff Reporter

Sekuru Banda Shares Tips To Avoid Road Disasters During Festival Season

Tips to avoid road disasters during festive season

This has been a tragic month and our culture or belief system has it that November is a cursed monrh true as it might be some of the bad omens that plague us are because of human error and can be avoided

Here are some insights on how to avoid road accidents 👇🗣️🇿🇼

Exhausted? You probably are after a long year. But before embarking on any trip, make sure you rest up because , the risk of you being involved in a car accident spikes with every hour of lost sleep.

Get at least seven hours of quality sleep before leaving on your journey.

 Most accidents caused by a sleep-deprived driver occur between midnight and 6am, the natural time for sleep. If you plan on driving during these hours, and if you start yawning, begin to lose concentration or if you have trouble keeping your eyes open, take a break. Do not continue driving until you feel refreshed and awake.

 

Energy drinks or caffeine can help revive tired drivers. But for regular coffee drinkers it can have the opposite effect and cause fatigue and impaired coordination.

 

 A study conducted by the Loughborough Sleep Research Centre concluded that contrary to popular belief, loud music, chewing gum, fresh air or a good stretch will not help relieve tiredness while driving. Do not rely on these myths to keep you awake!

When driving long distance, plan your trip to incorporate a 20-minute break every two hours. There are plenty of petrol station rest stops along major routes.

Share the driving with another responsible driver.

 

 Wear good quality sunglasses to avoid your eyes getting tired.Don’t underestimate the impact fatigue has on your driving ability. Trying to “push through it” could cost you more than a car, so make a good night’s sleep a priority foryour life 

#keepingzimbabwehealthy #knowmoredomore

Tips to avoid road disasters during festive season

 

This has been a tragic month and our culture or belief system has it that November is a cursed monrh true as it might be some of the bad omens that plague us are because of human error and can be avoided

Here are some insights on how to avoid road accidents 👇🗣️🇿🇼

Exhausted? You probably are after a long year. But before embarking on any trip, make sure you rest up because , the risk of you being involved in a car accident spikes with every hour of lost sleep.

Get at least seven hours of quality sleep before leaving on your journey.

 Most accidents caused by a sleep-deprived driver occur between midnight and 6am, the natural time for sleep. If you plan on driving during these hours, and if you start yawning, begin to lose concentration or if you have trouble keeping your eyes open, take a break. Do not continue driving until you feel refreshed and awake.

Energy drinks or caffeine can help revive tired drivers. But for regular coffee drinkers it can have the opposite effect and cause fatigue and impaired coordination.

 A study conducted by the Loughborough Sleep Research Centre concluded that contrary to popular belief, loud music, chewing gum, fresh air or a good stretch will not help relieve tiredness while driving. Do not rely on these myths to keep you awake!

When driving long distance, plan your trip to incorporate a 20-minute break every two hours. There are plenty of petrol station rest stops along major routes.

Shar the driving with another responsible driver.

 Wear good quality sunglasses to avoid your eyes getting tire.

Don’t underestimate the impact fatigue has on your driving ability. Trying to “push through it” could cost you more than a car, so make a good night’s sleep a priority for your life 

#keepingzimbabwehealthy #knowmoredomore


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