5 Tips on getting you home safe this Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is associated with a shift in eating, working, and sleeping routines. Fasting can cause dehydration and reduce blood sugar levels, impacting cognitive performance in terms of attention, focus, vision, and responsiveness.

The holy month of Ramadan is associated with a shift in eating, working, and sleeping routines.

Furthermore, inconsistent eating and sleeping patterns might result in weariness, exhaustion, and concentration.

Externalised elements such as weather, road conditions, and other road users can contribute to a heightened sensation of impatience and anger. As a result, identifying the warning symptoms of driver tiredness at this very joyous and religious time becomes even more critical.

Fatigue is a serious safety threat for all drivers, rivalling the impacts of speeding and drug and alcohol use. Even a split-second mental lapse might cause significant harm or death. According to a recent Transport Accident Commission research, driving when tired raises the probability of an accident by up to 7 times.

Better driver fatigue awareness and adherence to applicable rules will help reduce the roads' total injury and death toll, making the roadways a safer place for everyone this Ramadan.

Here are five things to remember this Ramadan:

  1. Get proper rest, stay conscious of your physical limitations, and pull over immediately if you catch yourself yawning excessively.
  2. Plan for any delays and leave for appointments earlier to avoid having to rush.
  3. Avoid tailgating by keeping a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you since this reduces your accident risk.
  4. Exercise restraint and patience with other road users, extend common courtesy and consideration whilst on the roads.
  5. Utilise public transport or taxis as much as possible
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