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Commercial drivers should stagger their journeys to reduce accident claims caused by tiredness, it has been claimed.
Sandra Dodson, deputy chief driving examiner at the Driving Standards Agency, believes that the main problem for people who drive for their work is boredom.
"Stop at a service station, get out and walk around ... move your body and limbs. Get yourself prepared for driving," she advises.
Her comments come as a survey by a road safety charity finds that one in eight motorists had risked a traffic accident by nodding off at the wheel in the last year.
Brake also reveals that very few drivers are doing all the right things when they start to feel drowsy.
Ms Dodson notes that it is easier to become tired on long stretches of motorway, particularly if cruise control is being used.
"If you're feeling tired, there is only one solution - take a break. Yes you may be late, but you may also be dead if you do drive," she adds.
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Posted by M E Dixon