Drowsy Driving Prevention
Drowsy driving is a form of distracted driving and can cause accidents that result in serious injury or death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Drowsy driving is estimated to contribute to as many as 1.2 million collisions, resulting in potentially 5,000 to 8,000 fatalities per year.” What are the warning signs of drowsy driving?
- Unable to keep your eyes open
- Nodding of your head from drifting to sleep
- Having wandering (a.k.a daydreaming) and not remembering how far you have traveled
- Erratic driving, such as drifting, tailgating, missing exits, etc.
- Burning eyes and/ or yawning frequently
- 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Midnight to 6:00 a.m.