If you live in Burlington, NC and love to throw the family in the car and go on vacation in nearby states or within North Carolina, then you may be a pro at driving long-distance. But are you? Here are some tips for staying safe on your next long distance drive that you might not have thought of.
When driving long distances you will want to remain alert. One way to do this is to chew gum. The repetitive process has been proved to increase alertness and circulation and you can get the same affect with sugar-free gum.
Another way to stay alert during a long drive is to have the scent of peppermint in the car. This natural smell is a pick-me-up that has been proven to reduce fatigue and increase awareness. Look for a peppermint-scented air freshener. You can also keep a handful of peppermint flavored candy or gum for easy access.
Take a Siesta
People are naturally drowsy from 1 pm to 3 pm when the body temperature heats up. During this time, stop and take a break, even take a nap if you can. If not, then use this time to get out and stretch for a few minutes, which you should be doing every couple of hours. This is also a good time to switch drivers, if possible.
At Don Allred Insurance, we love giving driving tips. And we love talking about auto insurance in Burlington, NC. If you’re looking for a new auto policy or want to change an existing one, call Don Allred Insurance today to speak with a friendly agent.