Planning your journey can ensure you don’t get tired.
Most long journeys happen with a bit of notice, so make sure you’re well-rested before you head out. Plan a 15-minute rest stop for every 2 hours of the journey, allowing you to stretch your legs, go to the toilet and have something to eat or drink.
In general, healthier habits can help prevent tiredness-related road accidents. Sleep requirements vary from person to person, but on average, an adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep every night. If you’re often not hitting that target, look at changing daily activities around, reducing screen time in the evenings or setting an earlier bedtime.
If you feel tired regularly, or have health problems that regularly affect your sleep, go and see your doctor. In the case of commercial drivers, it’s also advisable to speak to your boss and let them know if you suffer from any sleep disorders.