Drowsy drivers die
Trip Start Dec 18, 2006
78Trip End May 04, 2007
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- Feeling tired? - Powernap now (unfortunately no resting area in sight)
- Weary? - See above
- Trouble concentrating?
- Feeling drowsy?
- Sore eyes?
- Droopy eyes? (My favorite!)
- Open your eyes - Fatigue kills (well, how could I read this sign with my eyes in the first
As you continue to drive and be bombared with these messages, you do tend to get tired until they culminate in such drastic messages that you are instantly awake again:
- A micro-sleep can kill in seconds
- Drowsy drivers die
Don't get me wrong - in a place as vast as Australia where people tend to drive long distances, such reminders may help save lifes. For a tourist like me driving a leisurely couple of hundred miles at most, the signs had the complete opposite effect (rather like self-fulfilling prophecies ... ;) ...).
Because (or despite) of the signs, we made it to Lakes Entrance safely. We got ourselves a campsite, a grilled chicken and a couple of beers to celebrate such a grand day! After a nice walk to the beach, we sat down and made plans for the remaining three days on the road ... that's when it hit you big time that 4 1/2 months are almost over!!!