How often should you stop at a rest area during a road trip?

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asked Mar 2, 2019 in Car by Vaughnway (430 points)
How often should you stop at a rest area during a road trip?

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answered Mar 2, 2019 by Shelde (27,590 points)
At minimum you need to stop every 2 hours and take at least a 15 minute break to keep from developing fatigue when driving.

I try to stop at least every hour if possible to stretch my legs, take a pee break and check the vehicle over while doing so.

I used to be able to drive 2 hours straight before stopping for a break but now I try to stop at least every 1 hour to an hour and a half.

You should also avoid driving more than 8 hours in one day so you'll stay alert and get plenty of rest.

Before you set out on a road trip make sure you get plenty of rest the night before so you'll be well rested and alert when driving.

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