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                        Effective Countermeasures

                        EFFECTIVE COUNTERMEASURES

                        Before motorists embark on their trips, they should:

                        • Get a good night's sleep. While this varies from individual to individual, the average person requires about 8 hours of sleep a night.

                        • Plan to drive long trips with a companion. Passengers can help look for early warning signs of fatigue or switch drivers when needed. Passengers should stay awake to talk to the driver.

                        • Schedule regular stops, every 160 kilometers or 2 hours.

                        • Avoid alcohol and medications (over-the-counter and prescribed) that may impair performance. Alcohol interacts with fatigue; increasing its effects — just like drinking on an empty stomach.

                        • Consult their physicians or a local sleep disorders center for diagnosis and treatment if they suffer frequent daytime sleepiness, have difficulty sleeping at night often, and/or snore loudly every night.
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                        Project Help and Road Safety

                        Project Help and Road Safety

                        Introduction On the Arrive Alive website and associated safety portals, we discuss how South Africans can be safe not only from road crashes and crime but also from medical incidents and other emergencies. Technology has become ever more important to summon fast and effective emergency assistance

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                        Crime as a Threat to Road Safety in South Africa

                        Crime as a Threat to Road Safety in South Africa

                        South Africans live in a country blessed with beauty and diversity. We share a country with a colourful history having overcome rather significant and unique challenges. However proudly South African, we may be, we have to admit that we face serious challenges to safety daily in our homes, places

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                        Roadside Assistance and Road Safety

                        Roadside Assistance and Road Safety

                        Introduction and History As long as there has been travel by road there has been a need for roadside assistance. The earliest formalized roadside assistance includes in the UK the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) (formed in 1897) and The Automobile Association (AA) (formed in 1905) offering repair services

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                        Safety on the Road when Responding to an Emergency Call

                        Safety on the Road when Responding to an Emergency Call

                        Introduction With so much crime and road crash across South Africa daily, we need to consider the challenges facing our first responders. Do they manage to provide a response that is fast and effective while safe not only for other road users but also to themselves? We recently shared an afternoon

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                        Emergency Response Time and Response to Road Crashes

                        Emergency Response Time and Response to Road Crashes

                        Few road users are aware of the factors that could determine the time needed to respond to a vehicle accident. It is important for road users to be aware of these factors as well as steps that they can take to assist emergency teams in responding swiftly to accidents. Emergency response providers have

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                        Cellular Technology and Road Safety

                        Cellular Technology and Road Safety

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