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PLAN YOUR DRIVE AND STAY ALIVE

 

Malaysia is a great place to tour by road. It's full of scenic spots and great tourist attractions. To have a safe and enjoyable trip, please take to heart the advice in this brochures.

 

Driving While Drowsy Is Dangerous

 

Every year thousands of travelers in Malaysia are killed or seriously injured because drivers are drowsy or fall asleep at the wheel. And the driver needn't be exhausted or even very tired. Just one small lapse of concentration can have tragic results. So, alert yourself to ways in which tiredness or drowsiness can be avoided and put them into practice. Because once tiredness sets in, there is very little that you can do about it, except take a long break and sleep.

 

 

How To Prevent Drowsiness Before Your Trip

  • Take time to plan your trip; It's well worth the effort.

  • Start a long trip in the morning, after a good night's sleep.

  • Plan to drive at times you are normally awake; avoid driving late at night and very early in the morning.

  • Plan time for rest breaks and to stop and rest overnight on long trips.

  • Avoid alcohol and medication that may cause drowsiness (check with your doctor), before and during the trip.

On Your Trip

  •         Take regular breaks (at lease every two hours).

  •         Share the driving when you can.

  •         Eat properly, not too much, not too little.

  •         Make use of rest areas on all major highways, as well as parks, gardens and tourist spots.

Look Out For Signs Of Drowsiness

 

If you have any of these signs, you run a very real risk of being involved in an accident through being drowsy or sleepy:

  •         Sore or heavy eyes.

  •         Day dreaming.

  •         Delayed reactions.

  •         Stiffness or cramps.

  •         General tiredness.

  •         Poor gear changes.

  •         Increased or decreased speed.

  •         Droning and humming in ears.

 

Once you are tired or sleepy, there is only one solution - you must find a suitable spot for a long rest and sleep AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

If you can't stop for a long break immediately, there are something's you can do FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY. Wind down your window, listen to the radio or talk to a passenger and have frequent rest breaks where you exercise and drink coffee.

 

But if you're drowsy, please find a spot for a long break and sleep AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Follow these steps and have a safe and enjoyable trip.