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Car finance customers warned about driver fatigue

Car finance customers have been warned against the dangers of taking to the road while tired.

Car finance customers have been warned against the dangers of taking to the road while tired.

The warning comes from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) which has stated that driving while fatigued can be a silent killer.

In order to combat the problem, the group has advised that people should get plenty of rest before they travel and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Furthermore, people should take regular breaks and try to avoid driving at times when they would normally sleep.

IAM added that those who do feel tired behind the wheel should try not to use quick-fix techniques, such as opening a window or turning up the volume on the car stereo.

Perhaps the most famous case of driving while tired is the Selby train crash, which occurred in February 2001.

Gary Hart was in a sleep-derived condition and his vehicle was hit by a train travelling at over 120 mph.

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