Afraid of Falling Asleep at the Wheel. What do you guys do about this?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by CJ5 Susan, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    You make a good point . Fatigue causes a lack of alertness long before you are at the point of dozing off . This is an issue drivers really need to weigh in on . :biggrin_25524:
     
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  3. Smaggs

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    if I'm tired, I get off the road... safely. I was actually late for a load for the first time because of that reason. Better late, than take the chance of a crash!
     
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  4. CJ5 Susan

    CJ5 Susan Bobtail Member

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    Dont worry KMac, I'm not running in DE. But you may want to be extra carefull when you enter PA or NJ. I"m in both places usually in the wee hours of the morning. But with all the good advice I got here you can rest assured I won't be falling asleep at the wheel ! Now, relax and enjoy your ride!
     
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  5. CJ5 Susan

    CJ5 Susan Bobtail Member

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    RickG, I agree 100%. Thanks, Susan
     
  6. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    Nothing is that hot Susan and it will all be there , waiting tomorrow. Get it on the side and do what you have too.

    I swear I killed a pedestrian on the interstate to this day, I hit the mirage, stopped , looked for it and even called the cops, never found a body but I can still see his face, all because I was too tired. Glad he wasn't real, but what if he was?

    JMO
     
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  7. WMGUY

    WMGUY Road Train Member

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    They call it the black dog but what it really is, is your brain telling you to wake up your dozing,

    It can be anything that grabs your attention
     
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  8. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    I am in PA amd NJ more than DE... I run all 48, but glad to hear you will be careful.
     
  9. DirtyBob

    DirtyBob Road Train Member

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    If anyone ever gives you crap about being late because you took a nap, just ask them what the receiver's policy is on picking their load up piece by piece out of the ditch.
     
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  10. bryanrutledge

    bryanrutledge Light Load Member

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    exactly number one rule get your load there
     
  11. CJ5 Susan

    CJ5 Susan Bobtail Member

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    Good One!!! Thanks, Susan
     
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