The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Applegreen have teamed up to help drivers to combat the effects of driver fatigue over the June Bank Holiday Weekend by providing free cups of coffee to drivers at Applegreen Service Stations around the country.
Ahead of the June Bank Holiday weekend, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Applegreen are appealing to road-users to stay safe on the roads as figures show that driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland every year.
To help drivers stay alert behind the wheel, the RSA and Applegreen will provide free cups of coffee to drivers between 2pm and 8pm on Friday 3 June and Monday 6 June. Simply say ‘RSA’ or ‘Driver Reviver’ to the till operator to avail of a free coffee.
To combat the effects of driver fatigue, the RSA advises drivers to:
· Stop, park in a safe place and take a nap for 15 minutes (set your mobile phone alarm). This is the most important tactic.
· To really make the most of the break, take a caffeine drink before the nap (150mg of caffeine e.g. 2 cups of coffee). After the nap, the caffeine should have started to take effect.
· Then get some fresh air and stretch your legs for a few minutes.
· By following all of the above advice you should be able to drive for another hour or so.
For a list of Applegreen Service Stations, visit http://applegreenstores.com/ie/locations
For more information on driver tiredness, visit http://bit.ly/1MN0NA5