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View Poll Results: Do sleeping passengers annoy you while you are driving?
Yes, quite a lot! 37 19.89%
No, it doesn't affect me. 150 80.65%
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Old 9th August 2007, 13:46   #91
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I can't see that being awake is going to make any difference. When you find yourself heading for windscreen at 50Kph there is nothing you can do about it. Trying, for instance, to push out with your arms is just going to get your shoulders torn out of the joints (and your arm shortened probably).

I recall reading, years back, of someone who fell out of a car at speeds that should have caused serious injury. He got away lightly, and it was suggested that the fact that he was so drunk as to be unaware made his body completely relaxed, and the relaxation might have helped.

Maybe the best thing to do is to cover the eyes? I once heard of a musician who, seeing a crash coming, sat in his hands. He said he didn't didn't need his face and eyes to play! Now there's discipline!

I'm not recommending sleep, alcohol, etc etc!!!

About the best thing we can do is to use seatbelts and have properly adjusted headrests.

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Old 9th August 2007, 17:03   #92
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About the best thing we can do is to use seatbelts and have properly adjusted headrests.
That is a very, very important point Thad & I'm sorry to say a LOT of motorists in our country do not follow this & many even remove the head rests altogether. They really need to realise the safety these passive devices provide & to what extent they themselves can be hurt by Whiplash injuries.

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Old 10th August 2007, 11:39   #93
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Not the sleeping passengers, but the talkative ones do.
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Old 10th August 2007, 12:17   #94
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Not the sleeping passengers, but the talkative ones do.
So I guess Mclaren is a strict no-no in your truck?
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Old 10th August 2007, 12:19   #95
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So I guess Mclaren is a strict no-no in your truck?
good one Ishaan.
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Sleeping passengers don't annoy me as long as I am awake. But I prefer if they are awake when I doze off at the wheel for a minute or two .
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I don't mind sleeping passengers at all, but funnily this is not reciprocrated. All those sleeping passengers do mind if I(the driver) go off to sleep.
But then life ain't fair.
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sleeping passengers dont affect my driving.
but i do find it impolite and a trifle rude.
seniors,little children and good looking women are exempt.
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seniors,little children and good looking women are exempt.
If a good looking women in your car is sleeping, then I think it is time you re-consider your approach.
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Old 11th August 2007, 03:54   #100
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If a good looking women in your car is sleeping, then I think it is time you re-consider your approach.
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mayavi, maybe not.
she's probably had an active day and is sleeping blissfully content with a smile on her lips, thanking the Lord for such unparalleled happiness.
and oh before you ask, i cant give you lessons....lol.
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Thanks man, happy or not, I like them awake
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@mayavi:you'd be surprised what a power nap could do......lol.
now we better stop before this turns too racy and we get banned !
sorry mods.
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Old 11th August 2007, 16:35   #103
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Although i enjoy the company of my loved ones.... When they are asleep..I relate more to the car and it does nt affect me ....
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Old 11th August 2007, 23:28   #104
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Nah they dont affect me at all and all the more if they are in line to drive. Last year we did a trans Himalayan jeep drive in a gypsy where all were driving enthusiasts and I was more than happy to let them sleep as much as they wanted.
Drove from Sarchu to Keylong and then again from Mandi to Nalagarh during the night. Enjoyed the total bliss and the night air all to myself.
I do make sure that the people wear seatbelts especially while sleeping.
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I like people being awake and enjoying the drive. It is ok if they take a nap. But sleeping for long hours is not fine. If that happens, I guess I am travelling at the wrong time of the day. But I do like my kids buckled up and sleeping. It is lot more quiet that ways.

My daughters have a question about everything they see. Everyone who sleeps has to be buckled up properly. Otherwise also passengers are buckled up in my car. With possible exceptions on rear seat for short durations.
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