Do Not Drive When Tired!

Think for a minute about the last time you were really tired and driving somewhere. Even though you have been driving for years you still weren’t at your best. Driving tired is as real a danger as driving drunk!

Driving when you are tired can be extremely dangerous. You can fall asleep at the wheel and have slower reaction times when you’re tired.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there are about 100,000 crashes a year resulting in nearly 800 fatalities due to drowsy driving. These crashes usually occur between 1pm – 4 pm and 2 am – 6 am.

The National Sleep Foundation reports that 50% of adults said they’ve driven drowsy and an astounding 20% report falling asleep at the wheel.

If you start showing warning signs of fatigued driving find a safe place to pull over and rest or call someone to come get you. You can always pick up the car later. Better safe than sorry!

Here are some warning signs you should be aware of:

  • Yawning
  • Inability to keep your eyes open and head up
  • Not remembering the last few miles you traveled
  • Drifting in and out of your lane
  • Hitting rumble strips
  • Distraction

Don’t let anyone drive if you can tell that they are tired and starting to show warning signs! If they have to be somewhere, such as work or an appointment, tell them you will drive them there and pick them up afterward.

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