Advice from the AAA
Cross-country driving can lead to fatigue and trouble. The American Automobile Association offers these tips for a less-tiring trip:
* Be well-rested when you start, and be sure to take sunglasses for bright days. Plan a 10- to 15minute exercise break every two hours.
* When you feel very tired, pull off the road and take a short nap, but choose a well-lighted rest area or parking lot. If your eyes lose focus when driving, if you can't stop yawning, or if your mind wanders, take a break or let someone else drive.
* Don't drink alcohol before driving or take cold and allergy medications that make you drowsy.