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vgman at 1:03PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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I have to drive my dad around from time to time because he has a bad foot problem that prevents him from putting pressure on it. And normally when I drive him it's about a 3-5 hour drive. What's worse is driving puts me to sleep. I was wondering if anybody on DD had any helpful tips on driving for extended periods.
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warren at 1:29PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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Stop every couple hours, or more often if you feel sleepy. Also, don't look at the white line, it can be very hypnotic.

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Kohdok at 1:36PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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And Cruise Control is for pussies.

Very true. I find I only feel sleepier if I take my foot off the gas with Cruise Control, so I don't use it anymore.

Music that changes in frequency is helpful, as is constant conversation.
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skoolmunkee at 1:48PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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Books on CD :)
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junoblairb at 2:30PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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Ja, books on cd are the best as is music that'll just keep your mind active.

Or you could just talk to your dad? That's what I usually do. ^_^"
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fern at 2:39PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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joe_vee at 2:53PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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WHOA! 4hrs thats long. Where do you drive him? My advice would be to drive him to the train station XD it might save u a couple of hrs, and gas too.
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vgman at 2:53PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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I try to stay away from pills and such. I would talk to my dad if it were not for 2 reasons.

1: He normally sleeps.
2: We don't talk to much.

I normally drive him to Clinton Missouri or Bedford Iowa, and we live in Quincy Illinois.

Thanks for the tips every one.
RIP TD :cry2:
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marine at 4:44PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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Drive with your face out the window Ace Ventura style. It really sharpens you up for a night of ultra violence.
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Bekefel at 5:54PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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Drive with your face out the window Ace Ventura style. It really sharpens you up for a night of ultra violence.
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FanGurlZ at 6:31PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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Using a blue tooth headset while driving makes you look like a asshole, so don't use any.
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Hijuda at 6:45PM, Aug. 8, 2007
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Drive at 100 MPH and find an awesome ramp.
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Runosonta at 9:24AM, Aug. 9, 2007
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Whenever I have to do something that makes me sleepy or just plain bored I start to imagine things and sets. As in “I'm a Super Spy from another dimension, now I must reach my _goal X_! I'll get there only, and ONLY if I survive from this _thing N_”

If nothing else, it might increase your adrenaline and help you keep from sleeping :P

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notlikelytocare at 9:49AM, Aug. 9, 2007
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“Whiskey and speed”

(I doubt anyone will get this obscure reference to a great book… “Marilyn Manson - The long hard road out of hell”)

But in all seriousness, I drive for the army…. we do 15-20 hour convoys at random times…. the best thing is to have your passenger talk…. I know you dont talk to him much, but think of it as bonding time…. trust me, you only get 1 father, and you will wish you talked to him more when hes gone…..
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bongotezz at 11:31AM, Aug. 9, 2007
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play really loud rock music. it will keep you up.
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TnTComic at 11:52AM, Aug. 9, 2007
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A.M. radio, sports talk for me.
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skoolmunkee at 12:16PM, Aug. 9, 2007
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A.M. radio, sports talk for me.

Man that would put me to sleep for sure.

'course an audio version of Murder on the Orient Express might put you to sleep. :)
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mechanical_lullaby at 1:11PM, Aug. 9, 2007
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stay a little cold.
just a little.
and hydrated.


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Atom Apple at 4:22PM, Aug. 9, 2007
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Lord Shplane at 11:20AM, Aug. 10, 2007
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If you see a car with a Jesus Fish on the back, ram it. THAT always keeps me awake.
Or it would. If I could drive.
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