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03 January 2013

Knowing when to pull over

It is not the intention of most people to drive when they are physically tired or sleepy.

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It is not the intention of most people to drive when they are physically tired or sleepy. But it still happens, and endangers both passengers, drivers and other road users alike. Learn to recognise the warning signs of fatigue, and realise that stopping for a rest may save lives.

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You may be too drowsy to continue driving if you: can’t remember the last few kilometres you’ve driven; drift from your lane or hit a rumble strip; experience wandering or disconnected thoughts; yawn repeatedly; have difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open; miss traffic signs; have trouble keeping your head up; keep jerking your vehicle back into the lane. 

 
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