Fatigue while driving can have dangerous consequences for the driver of the vehicle and other vehicles on the road.
Fatigue can cause falling asleep at the wheel, drifting off the road, trouble keeping a car within a lane, slowed reaction time and frequent and unneeded changes in speed.
If you need to stay fully alert while driving for long period of time, schedule in regular breaks, along with sleeping at least seven to eight hours the night before a trip. To prevent drive fatigue, commercial drivers are required to follow federal Department of Transportation regulations that govern the hours of rest required before driving.
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