Vehicle Fleet Management

First Five Management & Associates, Inc.

Driver Fatigue & Road Safety

Drowsiness can Sneak Up on your Driving. Here are some signs to watch for -- and do something about before you run into a tree or another car.

Danger Signs for Fatigue

  • Yawning a lot
  • Having trouble keeping your eyes open
  • Not being able to concentrate
  • Not remembering the last few minutes or seconds
  • Jerking on your head or body from the brink of falling asleep
  • Car wanders on the road to another lane

What to do:

  • Slow down
  • Pull off road into a safe parking space
  • Talk to passenger if you have one
  • Turn radio to a lively station, try singing
  • Roll down window and get some fresh air for a few minutes, or turn vent for a full blast
  • Make a pit stop, use the bathroom and get a coke or coffee to drink


Avoiding Common Causes of Accidents

Learn to avoid some common causes

  • Beware of Intersections
  • Change lanes correctly
  • Pay close attention to what’s happening around you
  • Keep your distance
  • Avoid excessive speeds
  • Check and maintain your vehicle properly
  • In case of rain and after dark, drive slower than you would normally, and pay even more attention.