Common questions

Why do I feel tired every time I drive?

Why do I feel tired every time I drive?

Most of us drive everyday. We drive to and from work, do the school run in the morning and afternoon, couldn’t live without our cars on the weekends, and love heading away on a road trip during the holidays. But why is it that driving makes us tired? You’re just sitting there, right? Not quite. There are many reasons driving makes you feel tired.

Why does driving in a straight line make you tired?

Long stretches of empty road – where it seems you’re doing little but driving in a straight line – become monotonous pretty quickly. Without other drivers, cyclists, traffic lights, and other road elements like stop signs, roundabouts and school zones, your route gets tedious.

Can you drive a HGV on weekends in Europe?

Many countries on mainland Europe impose bans on the driving of commercial vehicles over a specified weight on Sunday’s and public holidays. Some countries will extend these on popular summer weekends, whilst others have commercial traffic prohibitions on specified roads at certain times. There are not normally restrictions on vans.

Why do solo drivers get drowsy while driving?

Solo drivers don’t have the interaction with a passenger or friend to talk with, to share driving duties, or to pick up on the early signs of drowsiness. In fact, one statistic tells us that 82% of drowsy driving accidents involve a single driver. You’re in debt. Sleep debt, that is

What are the signs of drowsy driving on a long weekend?

Driving while drowsy is a road safety issue and something you need to be mindful of during your vacation or long weekend trip. Typical signs of fatigue include: Blinking or yawning frequently. Closing eyes for a moment or going out of focus. Having wandering or disconnected thoughts. Realizing that you have slowed down unintentionally.

Where to go on a weekend road trip?

The Golden State has little shortage of jaw-dropping road trips (we’re looking at you, Highway 1) – but the hop from Los Angeles to Palm Springs (pictured) is easily doable in a weekend. The glitzy desert city of Palm Springs lies around 100 miles (161km) from LA, and rugged peaks and desert scrub flank the road as the I-10 spools out eastward.

Is it good to take a spur of the moment road trip?

Spur-of-the-moment road trips can be a lot of fun. There’s a sense of adventure in not knowing until the very last minute where you’re going. You don’t want to go totally unprepared, though, and wind up in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire and no hotels for miles.

How can I plan my next road trip?

Road Trip Planning Made Easier. Plan your next road trip with Roadtrippers. Enter where you want to start and finish your road trip, and then discover the coolest “off the beaten path” places along the way. Our database includes millions of the world’s most fascinating places, making planning the unexpected easier than you thought.

Author Image
Ruth Doyle