Chewing gum offered to Motorway drivers to keep them awake

By: News Desk      Published: 11:24 AM, 24 Oct, 2020
Chewing gum offered to Motorway drivers to keep them awake

The Motorway Police have opted for a unique method to keep the drivers awake and alert while driving, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

One of the main reasons for so many accidents on the Motorway is the sleepy drivers, said a spokesman of the Motorway Police.

To tackle the problem, the Motorway Police are now distributing chewing gums among drivers on Central Zone and M-3 to keep them alert.

The spokesman is also of the view that the long-haul road-users must take a break while on the Motorway for a long time. Fatigue and half-sleep drivers can be the cause of accidents, he added.

Usually long-haul drivers often chew gum during trips to keep their mouths busy when they're feeling sleepy. Chewing gum will help prevent drivers from yawning when they are on the road.

It may seem like the sooner drivers get to their destination, the better, because then drivers can finally relax. However, drivers should not travel at unsafe speeds when they are tired – this way they will only be putting themselves and others in danger.

If possible, the drivers should their journey at a time when they can avoid being behind the wheel in the wee hours of the night. A research with drivers has shown that drowsiness is eight times more likely between midnight and 6am than during other times of the day.

It is better to follow traffic laws and arrive safely than drive quickly and never make it.