Keep check on fatigue

MOTORISTS travelling long distances these holidays are being asked to monitor their fatigue after NRMA Insurance research revealed many drivers might not take enough breaks to stay awake.

Alarmingly, in a survey of 500 Queensland drivers, nearly 40 per cent admitted they did not take a break every two hours when driving long distances.

NRMA Insurance corporate affairs manager Sue Hawkins urged drivers to take breaks, and where possible, share the driving.

“This is the time of year when our nation hits the highway, so we all need to be doing our bit to be as safe as possible on the road,” she said.



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