Fatigue while driving, and why you should avoid it.

Derrick has been lying in a hospital bed for the last six months. He cannot move. His legs were amputated. His co-driver is in the high dependency unit in the same health facility. Derrick’s children had to be taken away by Derrick’s old mother, because they have no one else to look up to. He is a single father. Derrick’s case illustrates the dangers of fatigue while driving. In recent days, our roads have witnessed a growing trend whereby more accidents are caused by drowsy drivers than those perpetrated by drunk drivers. Our highways are no longer safe, yet the…

What Causes Fatigue While Driving?

Fatigue while driving is common among old and new drivers alike. No one is immune to this condition. However, unless we avoid being exhausted when in control of motor vehicles, we are likely to bring untold misery to many innocent people and ourselves. One way of finding a solution to a problem is to know the root cause. In essence, to understand what makes a driver become tired and likely to cause a road crash, it is important to understand why he or she is…