How to Avoid Driving While Drowsy

| February 6, 2019

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Being alert while behind the wheel is important for the safety of you and others. Things can happen unexpectedly, and as a driver, you may need to make some quick decisions to avoid an accident. However, if you are tired or sleepy when driving, it could severely impair your ability to driver. Some studies have concluded that driving tired as just as bad, if not worse, than driving under the influence. According to the NHTSA in 2013, drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths. Those Who Are at Higher Risk. While everyone could be at risk for feeling drowsy behind the wheel, there are certain groups who are more prone to it. These include: Night Shift Workers. Commercial drivers. People on medications that cause drowsiness. Those with sleep disorders. Signs to Watch Out For. These tell-tale signs of sleepiness could help indicate when the driver is getting tired. Watch out for: Yawning. Frequent Blinking. Drifting from the lane. Missing exits or turns.

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