Nutrition experts confirmed that driving a car for long periods during fasting exposes the driver to cases of fatigue and exhaustion, in addition to headaches, due to a decrease in the amount of sugar in the blood, which leads to a loss of concentration while driving.
This causes some wrong decisions to be taken while driving, which makes the holy month of Ramadan a peak season for traffic accidents.
According to the General Traffic Department, there are frequent traffic violations committed by drivers during the month of Ramadan, foremost of which is driving at high speed to catch up with the iftar time, parking their vehicles in violation of next to mosques, random parking in front of commercial centers, and sudden deviation while driving.
Therefore, many countries are working to confront these accidents with awareness campaigns for drivers in the holy month of God to reduce the increase in accidents.
The campaign educates motorists about the effects of fasting on the body during the holy month of Ramadan, and provides a number of tips on how to overcome the effects of fasting while driving, which helps reduce accidents and drive safe during the holy month.
Among the tips provided by the campaign to motorists is to get enough sleep and rest, in addition to eating nutritious foods. The campaign also advised to drink plenty of fluids throughout the iftar period, because it is one of the means that helps the body work and maintain its vital functions.
The campaign also advised that motorists accept the limits of their human nature, and understand the causes of their mood swings and other psychological motives, which makes them able to be more tolerant while driving, and in the event of feeling tired, they must immediately stop on the side of the road and take a rest.