Before “Hitting the Road”

  • Get adequate sleep — most adults need 7-9 hours to maintain proper alertness during the day
  • Schedule proper breaks — about every 100 miles or 2 hours during long trips
  • Arrange for a travel companion — someone to talk with and share the driving
  • Avoid alcohol and sedating medications — check your labels or ask your doctor

Countermeasures to Prevent a Fall-Asleep Crash While Driving