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Tip No: 18 - Highway Hypnosis
Highway hypnosis usually creeps up on you when you have been driving on an expressway or long straight road for several hours. It can lead to you becoming a "spectator" instead of a driver and things just seem to 'float' by. Or it can send you to sleep.

To guard against highway hypnosis:

•Don't eat a heavy meal before you set out.

•Keep the car temperature cool with plenty of fresh air.

•Stop every hour or two for refreshment and/or exercise.

•Talk to your passengers.

•Keep your eyes moving and check your rear view mirrors often (at night set your mirror for night driving).

•Look at all the road signs and traffic around you.

•Don't try to drive too far in one day.

•Don't drive during your normal sleeping hours.

•If you feel the onset of any symptoms, get off the road as soon as safely possible!

This driving tip is from the Partners in Safety booklet, which was published by the Ontario Trucking Association.  Expert instructors of the DSAO have carefully vetted all of these tips.

  Driving Tips
  1-Training Counts
  2-Setting Out
  3-Driving in the Rain
  4-Passing Trucks
  5-Preventing Skids
  6-Handling Skids
  7-Defensive Driving
  8-Backing Up
  9-Sharing The Road With A Truck
  10-Seat Belts
  11-Night Driving
  12-Braking
  13-Regular Maintenance
  14-Biking & Blading
  15-Expressway Driving
  16-Preparing For A Long Trip
  17-Long Distance Driving
18-Highway Hypnosis
  19-Break Down
  20-Preparing For Winter
  21-The Survival Kit
  22-Winter Driving
  23-Getting Unstuck
  24-Courtesy And Common Sense

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