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How Do You Stay Awake While Driving?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by IluvmyTACO, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    HIst8ofMIND

    HIst8ofMIND Defend Hawaii

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    Where the hell can we drive far in Hawaii?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    Why do you think truck drivers have such strict regulations? If they are driving long enough, they are required to switch out drivers, or sleep for so long..
    Doesn't matter that their trucks can cause a whole lot more damage than us..
    If you think about it, you are in control of a weapon.
    and your car can't drive itself..
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    A woman is watching the news, when it is reported that there is a car driving up the motorway on the wrong side of the road. She remembers that her husband is traveling along that same road and, worrying, quickly dials his number.
    "Honey!" she shouts, when he answers. "Be careful! There's a car driving the wrong way on the motorway!"
    "It isn't just one!" replies her husband. "There are hundreds of them!"

    ^Not my joke
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    I've had a few scares and when I was 18 I nodded off and rear ended some one :( I felt like such an asshole. everyone was ok but i never want to have that happen again. If i feel slightly like im getting too tired to drive, I pull over immediately and take a nap. Energy drinks and loud musac help before I get anywhere near that point.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    :rofl: I was thinking the same thing!
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    x2. If you're needing tricks to keep you awake, it's time to pull over.

    Matt
     
  8. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    so after a long day of work you should never drive home?

    im not arguing that you should drive sleepy (if you cant stay awake you sure as shit shouldnt be driving), im just saying idt the OP's talking about driving cross country on no sleep, more just how to keep from getting tired behind the wheel
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    big island! Hilo and back is three hours! haha
     
  10. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    Same with going to Hana here. Lol. Driving 3+ hours after well rested is much easier than driving 30 minutes after a gy shift.

    <-------- works gy shift
     
  11. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    I've nodded off and fallen in the ditch. Since then, I drink an energy drink or just don't drive.
    EDIT: energy drink for short drives, else I just sleep.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    Is it okay for a drunk guy (4 beers in last hour) to drive 2 miles to his house?

    I think if you need to do something to keep from getting tired behind the wheel, then anything you do is disguising what is truly going on. Just because you can keep your eyes open, doesn't meant your brain is as functioning.
    If I was to stay awake for 24 hours by drinking caffeine all night, how do you think my response would be compared to if I had been up for 3 hours?
     
  13. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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    I turn my A/C on, that chills me so i wake up a bit and i sing all the lyrics to all the songs that play through my ipod (I know them all)... :anonymous:
     
  14. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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  15. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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  16. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    Sometimes il be so tired nothing can wake me up but im like...5 minutes away from home and i just push it. I know its stupid but it was late and the only person i was endangering was myself.

    Ive had to pull over and pass out for a couple hours, Sometimes you just have to man.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    Roll down the windows (if it's cold)
    Blast music, and sing along at the top of my lungs
    Not only does it keep me awake; but, it also gets hilarious reactions from people I'm driving past

    I'll also continually smack my check or punch my leg
     
  18. Apr 7, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    Check them out :P
    Exactly :D
     
  19. Apr 7, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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    where do you get the idea the only person you were endangering was yourself?
    Unless you are in the desert or something.. that's not really possible.

    If you really want to be technical.. a EMS responder who responds to your stupidity/accident could get in a wreck. But that is going to far. :D
     
  20. Apr 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    Better to be somewhere late than not arrive at all.. Unless someone wants to argue that?
     
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