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How to avoid driver fatigue

How to avoid driver fatigue

Fatigue Reasons Fatigue is a natural state that can transpire long before you fall asleep while driving. It has a negative influence on your response time, your ability to focus and your overall understanding of the road and traffic around you. What are the four major causes of fatigue? Sleep loss – this is the most basic reason for fatigue. The average human needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day. If you do not get your daily “quota,” it is likely to make you feel tired. A lack of sleep may accumulate over time (“sleep debt”), so make sure you sleep enough and regularly. Time spent driving – the longer people drive without resting, the greater their level of tiredness. In addition, the time spent on other activities, such as work or school, can increase fatigue and influence your driving later on. Before you go on a long trip, rest well, then take regular breaks while on the road. Circadian rhythms – the biological clock in our brain naturally determines when we feel sleepy. Circadian rhythms program us to feel most sleepy between 3am and 5am, with a secondary peak in sleepiness between 3pm and 5pm. If you want to avoid fatigue, plan your long distance trips accordingly. Monotony – boredom is a close cousin of fatigue. While planning your trip, try to choose picturesque scenery, listen to good music or audiobooks, or invite a companion to join you, so that you can have an interesting conversation while driving. Seeing the same, endless landscape with no stimulation can lull you into sleepiness. Driving While Tired Fatigue-related collisions...
Uber Self-Driving Car Involved in Fatal Crash

Uber Self-Driving Car Involved in Fatal Crash

Last month (in March) a self-driving Uber car was involved in a fatal crash, resulting in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Despite having a human safety driver onboard, both the car and the driver failed to see the pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road. Unfortunately, as we know, pedestrian auto injuries are common, however this particular accident is significant. This is because it involved a self-driving Uber car. Self-driving technology is predicted to be safer than human-driven cars, because machines are less likely to make ‘human errors’. But this fatality raises questions about self-driving technology. Are human-drivers safer than self-driving technology? Internal video footage showed that even the safety driver was unable to prevent the accident. Plus, it appears that the pedestrian was crossing in the dark where there was no crosswalk. This suggests that it would have been difficult for even the best of drivers to have spotted the pedestrian and to have stopped in time. In general, self-driving cars have driven for thousands of hours with almost no accidents. As a result, they are considered to be safer than human-drivers. And certainly, it looks like the future is heading in that direction, even if this particular fatality raises questions around the technology. If I am involved in an Uber accident, which insurance pays for medical care? If you are involved in an Uber accident, it can be a very stressful situation. First, you or others in the car may be injured. Second, you may be wondering who is going to pay for medical treatment, not to mention repairing the cars etc. As soon as...

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