Overeating and drinking before you get behind the wheel is not wise, but using oxygen to keep you alert could be.
According to Sandra Dodson, deputy chief driving examiner at the Driving Standards Agency, it is important for anyone who knows they are facing a long journey to make sure they get a good night's rest, Silent Night Beds reports.
"Please don't drink the night before because you may well still have alcohol in your system in the morning and that's going to make you sleepy," she was quoted as saying.
"Don't overeat too much but have sugary type snacks with you."
Ms Dodson also recommended having regular stops along the way, and keeping a window open to prevent the vehicle getting too hot.
Using oxygen could also help to keep you alert and awake at the wheel when you're faced with long journeys.
However, taking a break when you feel tired is important, as recently the Rutherglen Reformer reported that South Lanarkshire Council's Road Safety team pointed out that around one-fifth of accidents are thought to be due to tiredness.
Posted by Jenny Richards
28/07/2011 16:41:49Subscribe to the News RSS feed