Driver tiredness is one of the main factors involved in fatalities on UK roads. Here’s how you can keep yourself and others safe.   

Crashes caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel typically involve vehicles running off the road or into the back of another vehicle. They tend to be high-speed crashes, because drivers do not brake before crashing, so the risk of death or serious injury occurring is greater than in other types of crashes. 

If you fall asleep at the wheel you risk killing yourself, your passengers and other innocent victims. 

To avoid driving when tired, read the tips below to ensure you have a safe journey. 

Warning signs of fatigue

It’s important that you stop long before you get to the point of falling asleep. If you see these signs, you should stop the car where it’s safe to do so. Look out for:  

Before you travel

During your journey

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