Drowsy or Distracted Driving can be Lethal

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving is the cause of over 100,000 traffic accidents every year. Here are some tips on how to avoid this potentially lethal problem.

1. Adequate rest

Get the regular rest your body needs. But also, if you notice drowsiness behind the wheel, stop and refresh yourself. It could save your life, or that of someone else.

2. Know the signs

Be aware of the indications that fatigue is beginning to be a problem, and do not ignore them when you are driving:

  • Driving mistakes such as wandering out of lane or missing traffic signs.
  • Yawning, exaggerated blinking, or heavy eyelids.
  • Wandering thoughts or difficulty maintaining focus.
  • Trouble keeping your head up or remembering the past few miles.

3. Note extenuating circumstances:

  • Extra-long driving time behind the wheel.
  • Medications that might cause drowsiness.
  • Known sleep disorders.

Drowsy driving is one type of distracted driving that can be avoided with proper rest and awareness of the indications and seriousness of the problem. Do not take unnecessary chances with fatigue behind the wheel. Plan ahead so you have time to stop for a rest if you need to.

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