Whether you’ve been driving for days on a work trip or you’re just trying to make it through your morning commute, you might find yourself feeling sleepy and having trouble concentrating on the road. Drowsy driving can be extremely dangerous, so follow these safety tips.
Know the Signs
If you’re yawning a lot and can’t keep your eyes open, you’re drifting into other lanes, missing exits, braking suddenly after getting too close to another vehicle, or any active safety feature your car is equipped with is giving you frequent warnings, you’re in serious danger of driving when drowsy.
- Don’t travel alone. Having a passenger who stays awake in the car can help you stay focused.
- Drink caffeine. Coffee and energy drinks can help you stay awake, but don’t rely on them in place of sleep — if you’re driving on no sleep at all, your odds of getting in an accident are dangerously high.
- Pull over. If you’re too tired to stay awake, get off the road. Drive in shifts by alternating seats with your driver every so often. Find a safe spot to take a short nap, or check into a hotel and sleep for a few hours if you’re on a road trip by yourself.
To make sure your car is running at its full potential to help keep you safe on the road, schedule a maintenance check at Fullen Motor Company.
The 2020 GMC Sierra HD made its big debut, and it features greater towing capacity than ever, new segment-exclusive technologies, more space, and fresh new styling that retains the Sierra’s rugged looks. Designed for work, the Sierra HD is packed with features that not only let you tow and haul more, but make the job easier.
The new Sierra HD will come with a ProGrade Trailering system with 15 camera views, including the first-ever transparent trailer view, which compiles images together to essentially see through the trailer. Its Rear Camera Mirror is also a first in the heavy-duty truck segment.
The 15-inch diagonal head-up display is another feature exclusive to the Sierra HD that tells you information about navigation, the incline of the road you’re on, and other valuable trailering data. The world-first six-function MultiPro tailgate and the smart trailer with iN∙Command® control system also add functionality and convenience to the Sierra HD.
The Sierra HD is all-around bigger, too, with a longer wheelbase and taller overall height, class-leading bed cargo volume, and best-in-class front headroom and legroom in the Crew Cab. Not only can you pack in more cargo in the Sierra HD than any other truck—you also get a more comfortable ride.
If you want to learn more about the 2020 GMC Sierra HD, contact us at Fullen Motor Company.