It is very difficult for drivers to accurately assess their own level of fatigue. The ability to self- assess becomes increasingly impaired as you get more fatigued, however the self-confidence in this ability remains. Nevertheless, there are some warning signs to look out for, including:

  1. Trouble focussing 
  2. Head nodding, or inability to keep the eyes open
  3. Not remembering the last few minutes
  4. Poor judgement, slower reaction time
  5. Zoning out
  6. Daydreaming and wandering thoughts
  7. Constant yawning or rubbing your eyes
  8. Drifting in the lane

Keep in mind that if you are experiencing any of these symptoms of driver fatigue, it is very likely that your driving performance is already impaired. 
Avoid fatigue

  •  Fatigue is a deadly, yet silent killer that often goes unnoticed.
  • Drivers tend to overestimate their capabilities and thus, do not know when to act on their tiredness.
  • Do not drive if you are unwell, exhausted or tired from over-work, as ability to drive and coordinate becomes difficult when under stress, be it emotional or physical.
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