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Motorists 'not stopping for breaks'

Discussion in '2 & 4 Wheels' started by Mad Lab Rat, Jul 25, 2013.

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    Mad Lab Rat

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    Possibly worse abroad

    As an accident lawyer, I only rarely come across situations where an accident has been caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel but this seems to happen quite frequently in Europe - possible the reason for yesterday's tragedy in Italy
     
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    If feeling sleepy when driving, stop at one of the services stations with a pub - a quick pint is sure to wake you up and restore you to your peak concentration level......
     
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    Paul Norman

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    The fact is, for most of us, in the uk, journeys of that kind of length are extremely rare. If I drove for 6 hours from here I would probably be on the Isle of Wight Ferry. Provided, of course, I avoid the M25!

    It is one of those surveys that makes me wonder why people are responding as they do. The amount of time I can drive without feeling drowsy varies - I rarely feel drowsy at the wheel. But I make journeys of in excess of 150 miles relatively rarely. If I go to London, I tend to fly.
     
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    Nevertheless, Paul, I think many people are on the road for work purposes in excess of two hours and probably rushing to their next delivery point or appointment so don't take the breaks they should
     
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    I completely agree people should take breaks. I used to drive for many, many miles. I tend not to feel drowsy, but if I did, I would stop for a coffee, or some fresh air, or both.

    I am just surprised at the survey results. Not only, according to the survey, are people not capable of common sense, they know, and accept, they are a danger on the roads. So...round them up and shred their licences!
     

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