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Old 07-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #21
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Happens here too, that's when I start snacking and turn on my music and start jamming, works every time.
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Happens here too, that's when I start snacking and turn on my music and start jamming, works every time.
+1. Singing works every time.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #23
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Sometimes you think you are fine and this yet this can happen in an instant. Big guy upstairs took it easy on you, thankfully. Glad to hear you're okay and hope you stay safe!
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #24
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My car has a charged hand vacuum and a bag of chex mix at all times
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #25
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When you're running on empty like that, it's hard to tell when you need to call it quits. Sure, we can all say how easy it is when thinking straight and not exhausted, but when you're tired and your only job is to sit there and drive straight on a road in the middle of the night? It's easy to not realize how tired you actually are. You need to know the signs of when you need to quit and take a 20 minute nap. A lot of people tell themselves over and over, "I can keep going, I'm not that tired yet." Suddenly, they find themselves in a ditch.

I know my own signs of when I am too tired, and it's basically along the lines of I literally am fighting to keep my ****ing eyes open. That's when I pull over and nap, or stop at a gas station and walk around, or ask someone else to drive.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #26
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My common ways of getting rid of drowsiness is screaming, playing loud music, opening the window to have the wind wake me up, and singing. But there are rare times that none of those works, so I exit and get to the nearest gas station to buy an energy drink.

When I play the whole situation over and over in my head, it seems very impossible for me to have walked away with just minor scratches on the car and me with a lesson learned. Traveling on the 5 with an average speed ranging between 70-80, swerving into another lane hitting a Brinks van, A F*CKING BRINKS VAN against my coupe. From now on I will just exit and park somewhere and take that power nap.
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My common ways of getting rid of drowsiness is screaming, playing loud music, opening the window to have the wind wake me up, and singing. But there are rare times that none of those works, so I exit and get to the nearest gas station to buy an energy drink.

When I play the whole situation over and over in my head, it seems very impossible for me to have walked away with just minor scratches on the car and me with a lesson learned. Traveling on the 5 with an average speed ranging between 70-80, swerving into another lane hitting a Brinks van, A F*CKING BRINKS VAN against my coupe. From now on I will just exit and park somewhere and take that power nap.
I'm the same way, I try to play some good, upbeat music and sing along with it if I'm tired. Keeps me awake, but sometimes I do have to pull over and just get out of the car and walk around. I've been close to that point before and have been lucky, glad you're alright though, that would be so scary.
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