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Men more likely to doze off behind the wheel. Norwegian motoring organisation recommends regular driving breaks. According to the recent survey carried out by Infact on behalf of the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF), double the number of male than female drivers nod off whilst driving. “There are many reasons for this, but it looks as though women are better at taking pauses,” says Inger Elisabeth Sagedal, NAF’s public relations manager.

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Men more likely to doze off behind the wheel

Published on Monday, 20th July, 2009 at 20:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 31st July 2009 at 20:42.

Norwegian motoring organisation recommends regular driving breaks.

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According to the recent survey carried out by Infact on behalf of the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF), double the number of male than female drivers nod off whilst driving.

“There are many reasons for this, but it looks as though women are better at taking pauses,” says Inger Elisabeth Sagedal, NAF’s public relations manager.

And apparently, summertime is the season for sluggishness, especially in cars without air-conditioning. Driving when tired is the same as driving when drunk.

“If you become tired, you should stop and take a powernap. 15 minutes is enough to revive you,” she says.

The survey reveals that 26 percent of drivers, irrespective of age, say that they have fallen asleep behind the wheel either once, or on several occasions. Almost 30 percent of head-on collisions on Norwegian roads are due to the driver dropping off.

The organisation also recommends the following:

·         Ensure that you are rested before embarking on a journey.

·         Drink a lot of water.

·         Eat lightly. Fruit and vegetables are good; meat and other heavy food makes you tired because the brain
    receives serotonin, something that makes you feel drowsy.

·         Take a dip. If you have the opportunity to stop beside a bathing place or the sea should you feel fatigued,
    it will make you feel refreshed.




Published on Monday, 20th July, 2009 at 20:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 31st July 2009 at 20:42.

This post has the following tags: naf, norwegian, automobile, federation, tired, doze-off, driving, wheel, drunk, accident, rest.





  
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