April 22, 2022

Ramadan is usually a challenging time for PCO drivers to remain safe on the road. Here at Otto Car, keeping our drivers and passengers safe is the number one priority. As we’re in the middle of Ramadan, we thought it’d be helpful to share some handy PCO driving tips to our family of private hire drivers.

Know your limitations

Fasting can cause dehydration, exhaustion, poor concentration, and much more conditions that could affect the way we drive and make decisions. It’s very important for us to know the effects of the Ramadan lifestyle can have on our behavior and be aware of our physical and mental condition all the time.

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Get enough sleep

During fasting your body gets tired easily and it will be difficult to stay focused while driving. A good night’s sleep can give us the energy we need throughout the day. Please make sure we sleep well and get plenty of rest.

Drive defensively

As always it’s a good idea to drive defensively. Drive at a reasonable speed and pace. Maintain a safe distance. Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for any sudden movements. Stay alert and expect the unexpected. Simply put, let’s be extra cautious while driving during Ramadan.

Pull over if you feel tired

When you start feeling sleepy or distracted, it’s highly advisable to pull over immediately at the nearest fuel station or car park. Take a short nap if required. Only get back on the road when you feel fresh. Early signs of tiredness include yawning, slow reactions and oversteering. Avoid driving for long hours.

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