Driv­ing ac­tiv­i­ties

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Tobi Lof­tus Tobi.Lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

LONG drives on re­gional and ru­ral roads can be tir­ing, es­pe­cially if you’re go­ing down the high­ways on cruise con­trol.

We’ve all seen the ads telling us to stop and take a break, as driver fa­tigue can be a se­ri­ous is­sue which can cost lives.

Stay­ing alert and awake while driv­ing is very im­por­tant.

I drive back to Bris­bane reg­u­larly and th­ese are some of the things I do that keep my mind ac­tive.

 Lis­ten to pod­casts (a lot of smart phones now have ded­i­cated pod­cast apps on them).  Lis­ten to au­dio­books.  Car­pool karaoke to my favourite songs (with­out a celebrity with me).

 Dic­tate ideas and thoughts on a sim­ple tape recorder.

I find that th­ese sim­ple ac­tiv­i­ties keep me alert and awake while driv­ing.

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