Kearys Renault Promoting Road Safety
20th December 2016 By Munster Rugby
In highlighting the need to be alert and be safe when driving to and from our games across the festive period, Kearys Renault – official car partner to Munster Rugby – will provide free coffee to the first 500 drivers at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day.
Backed by the Road Safety Authority, the first 500 drivers can simply show their car keys at the Kearys Renault car displays – in the Fan Zone Plaza on the East and located alongside the Munster shop in the West Stand – to avail of their free coffee.
Fatigue is the physical and mental impairment brought about by inadequate rest over a period of time. Ideally, people need 7/8 hours’ sleep every night. Drivers suffering from a sleep debt are at risk of ‘nodding off’ whilst driving and substantially increasing their risk of being involved in a crash.
The RSA have the following advice for tired drivers:
- Stop, park in a safe place and take a nap for 15 minutes (set your mobile phone alarm). This is the most important tactic.
- To really make the most of the break, take a caffeine drink before the nap (150mg of caffeine e.g. 2 cups of coffee). After the nap, the caffeine should have started to take effect.
- Then get some fresh air and stretch your legs for a few minutes.
- By following all of the above advice you should be able to drive for another hour or so.
Munster v Leinster, Guinness PRO12 Round 11, Monday December 26th at Thomond Park Stadium – ko 5.30pm.