Have you ever been tired while behind the wheel and kept driving anyway? That can be very dangerous, especially as it can lead to micro-sleeping (briefly falling asleep without you even realizing it) in traffic. Check out some of Chevrolet’s drowsy driving do’s and don’ts before you take your next road trip.
Phone a friend
Driving while drowsy is dangerous, so if you’re feeling too tired to drive, it’s best to phone a friend. Most Chevrolet vehicles feature hands-free calling, so it’s easy to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while you reach out. Sometimes talking to someone is enough to keep you awake.
Use safety systems
It’s extremely important to engage all active safety systems, like Lane-Keep Assist, before you hit the road. It doesn’t matter if you’re drowsy or not. An extra set of eyes on the road is always helpful! At Bill Cram Chevrolet, many of our vehicles come equipped with advanced active safety technologies that can help.
Recognize your limit
We all have our limits, and while pushing them may be wise in some areas, driving isn’t one of them. Once fatigue sets in and your mind starts to wander, it’s best to call it quits for the day. It only takes a second of closing your eyes to cause a fatal accident. Staying alert is crucial to your own safety and the safety of others.
Remember: It’s better to arrive late than not at all!