31/05/2019 News

DRIVING WHILE FASTING? KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND!

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Driving is a crucial task that requires high level of focus and awareness. However, without food and water for hours during fasting, our body gets tired easily and it will be difficult to stay focused. These conditions will affect the way we drive.

Tiredness and fatigue can lower alertness and ability to concentrate while driving. Consequently, a driver’s reactions are delayed. Therefore, for those whose daily activities involve driving, the following tips may be useful for you to stay safe while driving and fasting.

Sleeping habit may change because you get up earlier for sahoor, and for this reason you have to ensure good sleep quality. Trying to have sahoor at exactly the same time can also help. For example, once you have sahoor at 3.30 AM, try to do it at the same time on the following days so your body can adapt easily. Also, regular light exercises will maintain your body stamina.

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If you feel drowsy while driving, pull over immediately to a safe area and get a short rest or take a power nap. The objective is to enable you to refresh for better focus and alertness when you continue your journey.

Adjust your speed to match the road and weather conditions safely. Avoid sudden manoeuvres and be careful with other drivers who may be fatigue. It is very important to keep your attitude on the road, particularly when it affects other drivers.

One of the strategies to stay awake while driving is by listening to music or radio. It is also good to have a travel companion as having a conversation may help keeping you stay alert.

The above driving tips can also be useful when you drive to and from your hometown for your mudik trips. To have a safer and more pleasant journey, do not forget to check the conditions and main components of your vehicle.

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