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If only I could zzzzzzzzzz, I would even consider doing it at the wheel of my car



I am crap at Need for Speed and Gran Turismo anyway, so losing more points for falling asleep isn't going to affect me that much



Seriously though I just find these figures quite incredible



I appreciate more than most that it can happen and that there can be so called "excuses" for it happening but one in ten drivers, surely not.......
 

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Antarius said:
If only I could zzzzzzzzzz, I would even consider doing it at the wheel of my car 



I am crap at Need for Speed and Gran Turismo anyway, so losing more points for falling asleep isn't going to affect me that much 
 



Seriously though I just find these figures quite incredible



I appreciate more than most that it can happen and that there can be so called "excuses" for it happening but one in ten drivers, surely not.......
If your looking for a new iPad game try drag racing. It's pretty good.

Btw that was drag RACING not drag dressing.
 

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Cheers Grumps


Have you noticed how often that happens with producers of ipad games ?


Nearly 7000 user give it 5 stars and then they do an "upgrade" and suddenly 65 people who have upgraded to the new version give it two stars and complain that it freezes or won't load.
 

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Cheers Grumps 


Have you noticed how often that happens with producers of ipad games ?


Nearly 7000 user give it 5 stars and then they do an "upgrade" and suddenly 65 people who have upgraded to the new version give it two stars and complain that it freezes or won't load. 
I must admit I haven't played it much since it was updated but it works okay for me.

You can get some help videos from YouTube for it.
 

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Cheers Grumps


Have you noticed how often that happens with producers of ipad games ?


Nearly 7000 user give it 5 stars and then they do an "upgrade" and suddenly 65 people who have upgraded to the new version give it two stars and complain that it freezes or won't load.
I must admit I haven't played it much since it was updated but it works okay for me.

You can get some help videos from YouTube for it.

Thanks, I'll have a look
 

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Once I nearly done it about 15years ago thought I could drive from France all the way home within one day shut ma eyes for a few sec 's when I was driving past Carlyle i think, i had been driving a sum 8 maybe ten hours by that time gave myself a right fright as i felt the bumps of the cats eyes gave me a jolt, as hubby was sleeping in the passenger seat at the time.
now we always book somewhere halfway up from down south or abroad when driving, to risky plus we take more breaks, have a rest and be refreshed it's not worth it.
Oops tell a lie found it hard to stay awake from night shift when I worked in Edinburgh and traveled home to Glasgow, forgot about that.Edited by: wilma08
 

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Never came close to it I don't think, as someone who has to cut people out of cars I would never attempt to drive if very tired and would definitely stop and rest/sleep if I became tired. Believe me after what I have seen over the years, it just ain't worth it.
 

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I've never fallen asleep at the wheel, but I will admit to feeling tired from time to time. In one job, as an area manager for a parcels delivery company, I had an 85 mile trip to get to the office by 0730. I had to cover more than 50,000 miles a year in a company car. That sometimes involved a 175+ mile journey to get home after I finished the day's work. At the end of that my eyelids were getting a little heavy.
I also used to drive 2 or 3 times a year from Portsmouth to Glasgow to visit family and would set off at about 4am. I only stopped for fuel on those journeys, and by the time I got to Glasgow I was pretty fatigued.

There have been occasions over those years when I have parked up and took a nap.
 

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Thank God I am not a pilot! I fall asleep almost as soon as I sit in an aircraft seat. Fortunately, I am not so sleepy in cars but from time to time I have to stop, take a walk about and eat a bit of chockolate or something to raise blood-sugar levels.
I am absolutely convinced that I could easily fall asleep at the wheel but it can be avoided by taking necessary rests and a little snack (obviously not a heavy meal!).

Having said that though, I can drive for many hours at a strectch - just have to watch our for the eyelids coming down
 

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Hey guys never ever done it since that time, got a massive fright.Edited by: wilma08
 

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When I used to work in the Shotts/Harthill area, I used to be sent to many road accidents on the M8, both eastbound and westbound.

There were many times that drivers would not be able to explain exactly why an accident happened and on those occasions, my first suspicion was that they had fallen asleep at the wheel. Although I rarely could prove those suspicions there were a few times when drivers were honest enough to admit to the truth.


To a man/woman, every one of them stated that they were on a "long" journey and had been driving for hours. When I asked the obvious question about stopping and having a rest, again the same reply was received and that was they were going to stop, once they had got further up the road.


It always seemed that these "tired" drivers were pushing themselves to reach the next junction or the next intersection or in the case of M8 drivers, the next mororway.
 

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Thank God I am not a pilot! I fall asleep almost as soon as I sit in an aircraft seat. Fortunately, I am not so sleepy in cars but from time to time I have to stop, take a walk about and eat a bit of chockolate or something to raise blood-sugar levels.
I am absolutely convinced that I could easily fall asleep at the wheel but it can be avoided by taking necessary rests and a little snack (obviously not a heavy meal!).

Having said that though, I can drive for many hours at a strectch - just have to watch our for the eyelids coming down

Hi Stephen, I envy your ability to fall asleep on board a plane. One of my biggest regrets while in the Police was my inability to be able to "sleep" anywhere other than in my bed. Whether it was comfy chairs or plush sofas, I could never get to sleep no matter how tired I actually was and sitting on an airplane for hours on end was not my idea of a good time.


Going to court after finishing a night shift was not a pleasant experience and while most Officers could have a cat nap, yours truly saw every minute while sitting in a room waiting to be called to give evidence or more likely, to be sent home after sitting for 6 hours because the case had been put off to another day.


On the day of the Lockerbie Pan-AM bombing, I had started duty at Wishaw Police Office on a 1300-2300 shift when at 2145, I was told that I was to drive a minibus with another 12 officers, from Motherwell to Lockerbie.


To cut a long story short, about midnight we joined other officers on the golf course where we were told to remain until relieved. The idea was that each officer was to be able to see the officers to my left and to my right.


Finally at 1025 that morning, we were relieved from our duty and instructed to attend at the local school where we would get a bite to eat and a hot drink. I was one of only two officers who couldn't have a power nap due to not being able to sleep anywhere other than my bed.


Forty minutes later we were all back on the golf course and it wasn't until 1430 that we got stood down but I was expected to drive back to Motherwell. Anyway a journey that should have taken me less than 90 mins actually took me over three hours because I stopped at least six times to keep me awake.


No one on the bus was complaining though because they were all giving it "big Z's" and were totally unaware of me stopping.
 

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When I used to work in the Shotts/Harthill area, I used to be sent to many road accidents on the M8, both eastbound and westbound.

There were many times that drivers would not be able to explain exactly why an accident happened and on those occasions, my first suspicion was that they had fallen asleep at the wheel. Although I rarely could prove those suspicions there were a few times when drivers were honest enough to admit to the truth.


To a man/woman, every one of them stated that they were on a "long" journey and had been driving for hours. When I asked the obvious question about stopping and having a rest, again the same reply was received and that was they were going to stop, once they had got further up the road.


It always seemed that these "tired" drivers were pushing themselves to reach the next junction or the next intersection or in the case of M8 drivers, the next mororway.
I wonder if you stopped me one night at 02:00 am in the morning, about 10, 11 years ago, I was driving a grey vauxhall Sri 2.2 or 2.4 but I had just bought it so Arnold Clark Aberdeen had not registered it properly, the two cops thought I had stollen it
but I was just out for a drive because I could not sleep
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I wonder if you stopped me one night at 02:00 am in the morning, about 10, 11 years ago, I was driving a grey vauxhall Sri 2.2 or 2.4 but I had just bought it so Arnold Clark Aberdeen had not registered it properly, the two cops thought I had stollen it
but I was just out for a drive because I could not sleep

Hi Wilma, I know for certain that it wasn't me.......I would never have let you go
 

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wilma08 said:
I wonder if you stopped me one night at 02:00 am in the morning, about 10, 11 years ago, I was driving a grey vauxhall Sri 2.2 or 2.4 but I had just bought it so Arnold Clark Aberdeen had not registered it properly, the two cops thought I had stollen it
but I was just out for a drive because I could not sleep

Hi Wilma, I know for certain that it wasn't me.......I would never have let you go 
 
Take me away in cuffs then
 
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