Do you know you’re four times more likely to have a fatal fatigue crash if you’re driving between 10pm and dawn. That’s because your body’s circadian rhythms are programming you to sleep.
Driving while sleep deprived, especially late at night and at dawn, increases the risk of having a ‘microsleep’ and losing control of your vehicle.
If you fall into a microsleep and nod off at 100 km/h, you’ll travel 100 metres in just four seconds, unconscious.
Don’t ignore the early warning signs of fatigue:
- Poor concentration
- Tired eyes
- Slow reactions