Drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that each year drowsy driving causes at least 328,000 motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, many of these crashes – at least 6,400 each year – are fatal. No one is safe when you drive drowsy.
There is no “drowsiness test” to measure how sleepy you feel. And research shows that we often overstimate our level of alertness. So you may be drowsier than you think you are!
Turning the radio up or rolling down the windows may help for a few minutes if you are drowsy, but it will not keep you from falling asleep in the driver’s seat.
Don’t drive after taking a medication that causes drowsiness, and never drink alcohol and drive!
Drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. Drowsy driving can cause impaired judgment and delayed reactions, or cause you to drift off the road or into oncoming traffic.
Drowsy driving causes mistakes behind the wheel. Even fatal driving mistakes.
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