Topic

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE


Health Problems

If you're ill when driving it can have an adverse affect on your reactions. When suffering from common colds, tiredness or other illnesses you must consider whether you're fit to drive a large goods vehicle

Fatigue

Large goods vehicles account for over 40% of sleep related accidents in the UK. The risk of sleep related accidents is at it's highest between 2am and 7am. Young drivers under 30 are most at risk from sleep related accidents.

Alcohol

Alcohol limits in Scotland are lower than those in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. Alcohol can remain in your body for up to 48 hours. If you are convicted of a drink driving offence which results in a driving ban it will result in you losing ALL your licence entitlements.

Shift Work

Shift work can have a dramatic affect on your sleeping pattern. It is tempting to continue with your usual routine but this must change to avoid fatigue. Plan your meals and social time around sleep and make sure you are fit to drive