During this festive season most of us will be running around shopping and meeting with friends and family to celebrate their hard earned break. Even though we hope most drivers will have managed to get their full eight hours sleep, this isn’t always the case and we need to be aware we could be sharing the road with many a stressed and exhausted scrooge. This week’s tips give advice on how to deal with fatigue whilst travelling during this busy season, from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards Richard Gladman.
Richard said: “Christmas driving can be a pleasure if you plan ahead and chart a smooth course around the last minute shoppers and the 24/7 deliveries. Always take some time to load the car properly as those nicely wrapped presents could become dangerous projectiles if you have to brake suddenly.