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And in today’s “wish I didn’t know that” news: a recent survey conducted by Insurance Hunter revealed that one third of male drivers polled fell asleep behind the wheel. Shocking, but true—most often, during family trips it’s the father who drives but their needs are not a top consideration when planning.
I don’t know about you, but I remember my dad driving our mini van with my brother, mom and I starting at way-too-early in the morning to get to our vacation destination. He’d drive for hours on end, only really stopping when we needed to for restroom breaks—even though he seemed visably tired. This is exactly what the Insurance Hunter’s safety survey confirms—that father’s often put the needs of the passengers above their own, particularly when it comes to needing to pull over and rest. Does this sound familiar to you?
Over the busy summer driving season, I’m sure there were many incidents of driver fatigue on the road. So, what can be done to prevent this from occuring? One thing to plan for is switching drivers regularly, also not relying on coffee or food to keep awake, and stopping for breaks.
What I really got from reading the results of the survery is that an awful lot of planning goes in to a family road trip (which isn’t really news at all—I remember my mom spending days preparing), yet far less planning goes in to planned rest breaks for the driver. It’s an interesting read—you may be interested to read what the polled drivers had to say about the amount of times they’ve nodded off while driving. I encourage you to read the Insurance Hunter’s safety survey. Insurance Hunter’s is a website that offers comparison for auto insurance, home insurance and travel insurance for residents of Ontario
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