No-one's responding to my posts in the other thread, but I am well and truly gobsmacked that so many people here think it's fine and unavoidable to drive with fatigue. You guys won't leave your kids alone at home for 10 minutes but you would put them in a car with an impaired driver?? Driving fatigued is a very real and very serious risk, it is NOT the same as walking down the street fatigued. It CAN be the same risk as drink driving.
This is the link I posted in the other thread:
My question to you all is this- if you have had a hell night with the kids, and had less than say a good 5 hour block of sleep, do you think twice about driving anywhere? Do you ever tell your DH 'maybe you should take the kids to school today even if you're a bit late to work, I shouldn't be driving' or put them on the bus, or NOT drive to the shops when you don't have to?