The dangers of driving long distances for long hours on ill-planned journeys are pointed out, and practical ways of avoiding fatigue and monotony on the road and assuring safety are noted. Planning the trip with no more than two hours of driving between stops is important. Walking or light exercise during stops and pre-scheduled night stops are also important. Maintaining the correct heat/cold air conditioning, correct driving posture, avoiding eyestrain are other factors to be considered. Varying speed will help break the monotony and hypnotizing effect, and a second driver will help avoid fatigue. Passengers can help keep the driver alert and help in navigation. Alcohol should always be avoided by the driver, and so must heavy meals. Radios are important for solo drivers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 190
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM