YASA
Donate
Yasa Conference in collaboration with Renault at Sagesse Ain El Remmeneh Yasa Conference for Civil Defense at Dbayeh Car Crash simulation at AUST university-Achrafieh Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety Yasa and Lassa Conference at the Evengelical Arminian school at Ashrafieh Yasa Conference at LIU rayak Yasa Conference at Balamand-Akkar Up to 27 seconds of inattention after using car's voice commands: studies Yasa Conference for the teachers at Dar Anout Driverless buses being tested in Greece New safety technology leaves some drivers confused Mother of 3 children killed in Vaughan crash Yasa Conference for the chorus of the Lady's rosary camp Ghadir Yasa & Renault Conference in Broummana- Saint Isaiah Monastery Yasa Conference in Akroum Mountain to Al Bayan association What's The Number One Reason People Die Early in Your Country? Americans less satisfied with cars than any time since 2004 Yasa Conference in Ibl El Saki in corporation with the Parish of Saint Georgios Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 85,000 Chrysler 200 sedans New technology will tell drivers when traffic lights change Conference at the association of the Bishop Hanna Tire Pressure and Loading Limits Variable Ride-Height Types of Car Seats Blind drivers go behind the wheel at Spanish racetrack THE NEW SYSTEM OF ROAD TRAFIC MANAGEMENT. Calls for Irish cars to have devices to prevent drink driving London clamps down on dangerous trucks Motorcycle safety the responsibility of riders and drivers Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany Former ISU basketball player Jackson Vroman found dead at Calif. home Bus crash in Belgium kills one; UK students all survive Vehicle quality improves overall, but Japanese brands fall behind: J.D. Power Obama proposes tougher mileage standards for heavy-duty trucks The truth about Lebanon’s speed cameras Traffic safety Day at Saint Joseph School Traffic safety Day at Amjad deir Oubil Takata recalls nearly 34M air bags; largest auto recall in U.S. history China: Luxury cars wrecked in 'Fast and Furious' collision Passenger killed in Lamborghini crash at Disney racetrack 'driving experience' Qataris spend millions on 'fancy' licence plates Michael Schumacher Update & Latest News: F1 Racer May Not Return to Normal? DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE TAKE A TAXI TO SURVIVE Mercedes recalling 30,000 cars to fix rear tail lamp problem Canadian soldier, wife, 7-month-old baby killed in U.S. crash Crash car in Ferzoul Bekaa New P.E.I. licence plate in running for best in North America Why Sweden has so few road deaths 96 vehicles involved in collision after 'wall of snow' hits Highway 400 Doctors tell Michael Schumacher's family that 'only a miracle' can save him Man killed while trying to help roll-over victim on Highway 400 Police investigate fatal crash east of city Chris Kattan charged with DUI after freeway crash Busiest speed-on-green camera caught more than 28,000 drivers in 2013 Tests continue for drunk driver charged after allegedly entering liquor store Britain braced for NEW Atlantic storm think twice before you scare someone to DEATH Man hit by train in downtown core Two people dead in Brampton collision Parents of teen killed by drunk driver fight to prevent another tragedy Police hunt hit-and-run driver who left dog walker lying unconscious on the pavement ISF member killed after hitting stray donkey in Safra Japan chemical factory explosion (Mitsubishi) kills at least five Three killed, four injured in Alberta crash 3 Syrian nationals injured in car accident in Tripoli Firefighter finds his daughter dying in crash on Christmas Eve Genting Bus Crash: Worst Tragedy In 2013 Two women extricated from wreckage after car strikes CTrain New Brunswick town grieving loss of 4 teenagers killed in highway crash Unknown car hits and kills Syrian national in Halat RCMP investigate after teen hit in central Alberta Saturday morning snow wreaks havoc on Alberta’s highways Family struggles with loss after alleged impaired driving collision claims Edmonton man Man critically injured after being struck by TTC bus Bus crashes, catches fire in southern India; 45 passengers killed SUV veers into crowd at Beijing's Forbidden City; police say 5 killed, dozens hurt Official: 3 children die in Bronx fire after candle lit Woman in custody in connection to fatal hit and run Sean Edwards killed in Australian crash Police identify 2 Ontario boys killed while crossing street Two Ontario boys killed after being struck by vehicle Man dead after being struck by vehicle in North York. Mexican monster truck kills 8, hurts dozens when vehicle hits crowd. Launch of pilot project in Tunisia. America: Driver dead after car chase from White House to Capitol ends in police gunfire.
Six Tips to Stay Awake on Road Trips
12/5/2013 10:41:25 AM

 Six Tips to Stay Awake on Road Trips

Driving when tired is no fun at all. In fact, some studies have shown that a drowsy driver can be as dangerous as a drunk driver. Here are six tips to keep you awake and feeling fresh on your next road trip. Remember, though -- if you're feeling tired, there's no shame in pulling over and napping. This is the single most important thing you can do when driving for long periods of time. Stay safe out there!

Ingesting highly-caffeinated substances is the obvious, most well-worn method used to keep millions of dreary drivers awake. My personal favorite is dark, black coffee of the been-on-the-burner-for-12-hours, gas station variety. It tastes like roasted trash, but it's strong like an ox and does the job. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll reach for a Starbucks DoubleShot (it even has its own Web site!). They're extremely expensive for what little you get, but the caffeine content is high, and they're mighty tasty. There's also the caffeine pill option: No-Doze, Vivarin, and a billion other brightly-labeled brands found on the checkout counters at gas stations. If you go this route, use them sparingly and drink a lot of water.


If you're traveling with someone, make them talk to you. This might seem obvious, but it's the easiest and cheapest way to keep awake when driving. If you're on the road for long periods of time, and switching off between drivers, this can be a problem -- especially if there are only two people in the car. One person drives, the other sleeps, rotate every few hours; you can see how this could be problematic. How can someone sleep and talk to you at the same time? Good question. When I'm on a road trip, I typically stay awake anytime the car is moving -- whether I'm driving or not. This is good for two reasons: 1) Both people are awake at all times, and 2) there are two people gauging tiredness. If the passenger is feeling ultra-tired, chances are the driver is too. Time to pull over and rest!

Use an electronic device to alert you of your tiredness. In recent years, many companies have come out with these little battery-operated devices that attach to your ear -- similar to one of those ultra-dorky Bluetooth headsets -- and let out a screech when you nod off. These are great in theory, but if you're at the point of nodding off while driving, you shouldn't be behind the wheel. Even so, the extra precaution wouldn't hurt. Here's an idea: those Bluetooth headsets everyone is wearing nowadays should have this built into them.

Make frequent, short stops to rest and/or stretch. Make it a ritual -- every 100 miles or so, find a gas station, truck stop, or rest area and pull over. Stretch your legs, take a quick nap, get some fresh air, shoot a deer; do whatever it takes to revive you for the next 100 miles. Most Wal-Marts will allow you to park in their lot for a quick nap (they sell rifles too!), so take advantage of this when applicable. For reference, here's an
updated-daily list of Wal-Marts that DO NOT allow over-night parking. It's amazing what even a 15-minute nap can do for your stamina, so don't hesitate to take a regularly scheduled break.

Stock up on audio media to keep you entertained, interested, and alive. The only time I've ever listened to an audiobook was on a solo road trip. Bill Bryson taught me a little bit of everything I need to know about our universe in the audio version of A Short History of Nearly Everything, and it kept me alert the entire time. Make sure you switch it up, though. Too much of one thing can hypnotize you into a dreary sleep, so I always switch between music and "talking" media every few hours. Podcasts are a good, free (most times) alternative to audiobooks, and you don't necessarily have to have an iPod or other MP3 player. Most podcasts give you the option of downloading the raw .MP3 file (instead of streaming it) which can easily be converted to .WAV and burned to a CD using any major burning utility.

Bring along road-friendly snacks to munch on. My favorite is sunflower seeds. Not only are they tasty, but they give me something to do while breaking the monotony of the open road. I have a routine when it comes to prying those little suckers out of their shells, and it goes a little something like this (to the tune of that one Daft Punk song): suck it, bite it, split it, remove it, separate it, chew it, spit it, repeat! Or you can kill two birds with one stone by munching on SumSeeds:
Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds! Other snacks that have worked for me are sour, hard confectioneries that take some time to finish. Remember Warheads, those super-sour candies that contort your face into a perpetual, invisible-straw-sucking mask? Those things are S-O-U-R! There's absolutely no way you'd fall asleep with one in your mouth. If you're a health nut, apples also work well.

wikihow.com

YASA Programs & Trainings

Simulation
Traffic Garden
Driver Improvment Program
First Aid
Books
traning program for the municipality police
Archive YASA
Safety Tips
The provision of safe
Safety Promotion
Emotions and Human Behavior
Newsletters
Subscribe to Update
TAF
Victim Support
lfpc
Fire Safety
LASIP
Sport Safety
SBA
Building Safety
SRF
Agriculture Safety
Lassa
School Safety