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Question Longest You've Driven Without Sleep

I'm going to be taking a trip soon and I'll be driving my Mustang straight through. Google says about 22 hours. The most I've done is about 12 or so. What is the longest you guys have driven straight through without any sleep?


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25 hours straight from New Haven, CT to Dallas, Tx, had a case of red bull, carton of cigs and a log of dip....those were the good old days

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that sounds rough haha

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dude you have no idea, but I had just gotten back from Iraq I was on leave in CT and just wanted to get back to Cali a few days early to ust relax on the beach with my buddies
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Longest straight... 3 hrs wow i got catching up to do

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When I first got my license I drove down to vegas. Took 3 days going down and did nonstop comming back. Drove straight through with almost no stopping from Vegas to Calgary Alberta. was around 28hours later I pulled into my driveway...

No way in hell I could handle that now. A 3 hour flight and a rental car sounds a lot better!

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Be careful with that... especially in something small like a Mustang. I was coming home from a 19 hour work day back in November and I fell asleep on my way home, running my Yukon into the side of an 18-Wheeler.

Ironically, the next week my boss decided to send me to Atlanta and back (11 hours there, 11 hours back) in his personal Escalade with a 2 hour nap.

But all in all, it really just depends on how easily you fall asleep. My accident happened 3 miles from my exit and cost over $6000 in damage. Stay alert and take frequent breaks!

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I have never fallen asleep behind the wheel, but I have also never driven this much.

I'm prepared to get a hotel in the middle of the night though.

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I used to drive 18 wheelers and the personal record for me was 18 1/2 hours. I did about 10-12 daily.
I also driving a car across the country didn't stop to sleep for about 16 hours.
Anything over 12-14 is very sketchy imo.
Be careful, driving sleep deprived is dangerous to yourself as well as others!! Really not worth it. At least stop for a few hours and get a little shuteye.


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16 hours give or take. Made it from NoVA to Little Rock on our way to Austin, taking turns between me and my girlfriend. I never actually got any rest as I was always awake when she was driving. By the time we got to Little Rock it was only around 10pm or so and might have made it to Texarkana but we were getting hungry and decided it was fine to stop early.

I would not try to push it much harder than that. The only time I was in a car accident was doing the same road trip to Austin but with my mom driving about 18 years ago. We left super early(3:30-4am) and before we made it out of VA she fell asleep behind the wheel and we speared a tree head-on doing 65mph. Worst injury was my mom's broken leg, then me with the skin on my neck torn off by the seat belt(I was sitting too low in the seat, only about 7 years old at the time). It has been tested many times that driving while fatigued can be just as bad if not worse than driving drunk.
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26.5 hours

Last year my wife and I took a trip to San Fran from Austin to take out my sis-in-laws car, and I didnt have much time off work, so I wanted to make a good ole cannonball run. Well My wife was supposed to sleep the first shift and relieve me after 6 hours (we left at 6pm, after work). She couldnt sleep though, but was too tired to drive, so I drove straight through, 26.5 hours. The last 5 hours or so was murder. I don't think I would want to do that again, and wouldnt advise anyone else. I tried 5 hour energy, but got heart flutters. So after that wore off, just stuck with no-doze. I was up for about 41 hours once all was said and done not fun

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I have never fallen asleep behind the wheel, but I have also never driven this much.

I'm prepared to get a hotel in the middle of the night though.
The hotel is a good idea. It's easier than you think to start nodding off. 22 hours is really longer than you should be pushing it without at least a little siesta in between.
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so if i took a couple stops in between for some naps, would that be enough?

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Often times, the very nature of stopping and walking around for a few minutes could be enough to get you through the next hour or so on the road - but your best bet would probably be to drive 11-12 hours or so, stop and take a 3 or 4 hour nap, and then tackle the rest.

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