If you're going on a late night journey or a long journey, alone or with mates, remember:
- Don't drive longer than two hours without at least a 15 minute break.
- Drinking two cups of coffee or a high caffeine drink like Red Bull, and having a rest to allow time for the caffeine to kick in are some of the best ways of beating tiredness in the short term - but this is never a substitute for proper sleep.
- If you start to feel sleepy, find a safe place to stop (not the hard shoulder of a motorway) as soon as possible.
- No matter what your mates say, opening the window or turning up the radio won't stop you from falling asleep at the wheel.
- Before your journey, make sure you:
- Have a good night's sleep before setting out, especially on long journeys.
- Avoid making long trips between midnight and 6am and 2pm and 4pm when you're likely to be more tired.
- Share the driving if possible.
- Remember to take regular breaks.