Blog: Dave LeggettNo falling asleep at the wheel

Dave Leggett | 9 September 2005

Engineers seem to be putting quite a bit of effort into systems that can prevent drivers falling asleep at the wheel (apparently a major cause of accidents). And Toyota has just come up with a monitor that checks head movement, issuing an audible warning if eyes are not on the road. Me, I usually make sure the heater is off and wind the window down if I feel drowsy. I have also been known to start singing. It's a truly horrible sound, of course, but combined with a blast of cold air in the face, it usually does the trick. 

[Please note, re below link: you should be able to see the related cartoon if you select September 7 in the archive - it's the one with the car in it.]

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