How many hours a day should I drive on a road trip?

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asked Aug 5, 2019 in Car by LogChain (490 points)
How many hours a day should I drive on a road trip?

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answered Aug 6, 2019 by Judy (49,500 points)
Driving on a long road trip really gets tiring and you should drive no longer than 10 hours in one day.

I've drove 12 hours one time when I was younger but now all I can go is 8 hours and then I have to pull over and find a hotel or motel to rest and then continue on my journey.

During the drive you should also pull over to rest and take a break every 1 to 2 hours and then rest for 15 to 20 minutes before going further.

If you begin to feel tired find a place to pull over and take a nap or find a hotel and rest for the rest of the day.

It's very easy to get driver fatigue and then get into a wreck which could prove fatal.

Make sure you get plenty of rest the night before you head out and never drive longer than 11 or 12 hours on a road trip.

It's not worth risking your life to try to get there sooner because you may not get there at all.

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