The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Applegreen have teamed up again to help drivers to combat the effects of driver fatigue over this St Patrick’s Bank Holiday Weekend by providing free cups of coffee to drivers between 2pm and 8pm today (Friday) 16 March and Bank Holiday Monday (19 March).
If you say ‘RSA’ to the till operator you can avail of a free coffee.
This is the 6th year of this successful partnership which in 2017 saw over 10,000 cups of coffee handed out FREE! to tired drivers over four bank holiday weekends.
It is estimated that driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland. Furthermore, tiredness-related collisions are 3 times more likely to be fatal or result in a serious injury because of the high impact speed and lack of avoiding action.
To combat the effects of driver fatigue, the RSA advises drivers to Stop, Sip, Sleep.
By following that advice, the RSA say you should be able to drive for another hour or so. But remember the only cure for a chronic lack of sleep is sleep.