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Thread: Why you dont Drive When Your Tired!!! Warning, Crash Photo's

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    Exclamation Why you dont Drive When Your Tired!!! Warning, Crash Photo's

    We all love traveling and camping and there is nothing worse after a long weekend away than the drive home. After a big weekend you are always Fatigued, i have done it and driven when extreamly tired.. Unfortunatly My Younger Brother learn't the hard way very recently by closing his eyes for a second (or so he thought) and ended up wrapping his car around a tree at 100km/h. He had the cruise set, on his way home from a mates place and next thing i know im getting a phone call at 7am from my parent's.

    Now i know everyone knows this, but i would just like to re-enforce that if you are tired at all, pull over for a stretch or small nap.. Even for a cup of coffee, as i would hate to hear about a member on this forum having an accident from something as easy as this.

    Now luckily my brother pretty much walked away from this with no major injury's or broken bones. Just a heap of bruises and a lecture from my Father. Just Pure Luck in this case he wasn't killed, and very lucky he had no passengers

    Just a friendly reminder for all to be safe out there on the roads and and i hope to never hear about a forum member, or anyone else having an accident like this. Definetly reminded me to the dangers of driving while tired


    The main Purpose of this post is just to remind everyone about fatigue and what it can do, stay safe out there everyone

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    Wow glad to hear no serious injuries to your bro, very lucky man.

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    big_fletch.
    Your bro's one lucky mo-fo mate.
    That sort of impact on the driver side and things would have been very different.
    I reckin a lotto ticket is in order, unless all his luck went on this accident.
    Good luck with his recovery. I guess he'll take a break from now on in.
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    Holy cow thats a big hit mate, glad to hear there no major injuries...very lucky!!
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    wow what a reminder! glad he was ok and like you said no passengers
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    Thanks Guys, just shows what a bit of Fatigue can do when you least expect it
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    Wow, that's amazing that he got out of that one and lucky no passengers. Everyone needs a reminder now & again.
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    Great to hear hes ok. to often the story is different, with the warmer months arriving, a few of us have been reminding everyone to be extra carefull' I don't have many left in my le,ft and would hate to lose any of them. think and I really mean that we /i want everyone one this forum to be here next year, Especially keep an eye on the little ones around water, put that whislle around there next know where they at all time, at drink in moderation, you can't save anyone blind. nothing stupid see you all in the nrw year.
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    It's funny how I really struggle to drive at night anymore.

    Many trips me and my mates do I lead a lot but on the way back I am so tired I ask if someone else can lead so I can just follow along as I zone out otherwise???

    That photo reminded me of my mate living through a crash like that and he was in the passenger seat.. crushed his pelvis and broke many many bones but he lived and danced again!!!

    Glad to hear your your brother is ok as this can be a hard one to come to terms with....

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    Holy crap! I guess it just wasn't his turn to visit the big pearly gates. I have a well, erm, funny (was back then anyhow) story about falling asleep at the wheel but this ain't the place for it.
    Good to see that he walked away from it.
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