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Old 05-02-2021, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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I don't think you can tell a young adult what to do.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Do it for seven hours max. Then sleep for 7 hours.
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:13 AM
 
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First step would be to convince 20-something's that they're not as invincible as they think they are.
Good luck with that.
Seems like there's more and more people not growing out of that mentality past their 20's.
It seems that if the 15 hour back to back drives are too much, that the 20 something will figure that out all on his own.

Maybe talk to him about having a contingency plan in place in case he needs to add in an extra day of travel. And plan accordingly. He should have a plan in place regardless because you never know when bad weather, mechanical issues, a stomach bug, etc are going to derail your planned itinerary.
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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That was the point, to scare the heck out of a 15-16 yo!
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I don't think you can tell a young adult what to do.
So true Evening Sun!
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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First step would be to convince 20-something's that they're not as invincible as they think they are.
Good luck with that.
Seems like there's more and more people not growing out of that mentality past their 20's.
To be fair to our younger generation- I did the same damn thing- i.e. drove all day and night. Sigh. But I didn't have anyone close or brave enough around me to chide me that it was an idiotic idea though. On one of those occasions, I nearly fell to sleep. Thank you all for your responses!

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Old 05-03-2021, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I'd like college students to not drive on bald tires, or drive through snow/ice areas from the coast to Spokane and they keep killing themselves.
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:59 PM
 
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Firm slap upside the head.
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Old 05-04-2021, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Firm slap upside the head.
I am probably too old to go against a 20 something youngster like that nowadays! And he would probably kick my ass!
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:07 AM
 
Location: The house I built
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[quote=gregory77;60938921]When I was in my early 20's, I used to drive from San Diego to Seattle in one shot. I would speed like a bat out of hell and try to do it within 18 hours, and several times I almost ended up falling asleep behind the wheel and ending on the side of the road. I realized in my late 20's that this was not wise, and thankfully slowed down on my daily driving time.

I did this exact thing. I was stationed in San Diego and going home on leave. First trip I left in the morning after 24 hours on duty so I was already sleep deprived. About the time I was in Oregon somewhere I started hallucinating. The trees were bending over and trying to grab my car. Really dumb moment. I pulled off the road and slept for awhile.



18 hours was doable. I only had to average 72. I made this trip multiple times as I was stationed there off and on for 6 years. After a few tickets I learned to slow down a bit. Those hurt.



Now days, I wont drive more than a few hours without a stop or two. I no longer have a time schedule.
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