Health Tip: Driving Down the Highway

(HealthDay News) -- While you're cruising down the highway, always make sure you're awake and alert.

The American Red Cross offers these safety suggestions:

  • Make sure you stay alert and are well-rested.

  • Wear your seat belt.

  • Don't exceed the speed limit.

  • Slow down in work zones.

  • Never talk on a cell phone.

  • If taking a long trip, stop frequently for breaks, and switch drivers.

  • Maintain space between other vehicles, and be mindful of other drivers.

  • Make sure all headlights, tail lights, signal lights and windows are clean.

  • Turn on headlights at dusk, and make sure they're on any time you use your windshield wipers.