Always check the weather forecast and road conditions before you leave.
If travelling long distances, make sure you are well rested and plan where to have a break.
Ensure your car is roadworthy and keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle in case you get diverted onto another route or you are forced to turn back.
Anything that diverts a driver’s attention for more than two seconds can significantly increase the likelihood of a crash or near-crash.
Make sure your car’s windscreen and mirrors are clean and adjust all of the controls (including radio/stereo) before setting off, or pull over safely to do so.
Do Not Disturb While Driving mode – To help avoid using your phone while driving switch your phone to ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode which is available for both Apple and Android users.
In 2019, fatigue was a contributing factor in 17 fatal crashes (6 per cent of all fatal crashes), 85 (4 per cent) serious injury crashes and 491 (5 per cent) minor injury crashes.
Speed and fatigue are also a bad combination. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react to the unexpected. When you’re tired, fatigue slows your reactions.