Everyone knows that driving while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and can get you into trouble. But what about driving when you are tired?
Studies show that driving while tired could be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving killed close to 850 individuals in 2014. If you are nodding off in traffic and someone slams on the brakes in front of you, the likelihood of you hitting them increases exponentially.
Warning signs of drowsy driving
A driver’s sleepiest time of the day tends to be between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. as well as 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. These are not the only times your body could be fatigued, especially if you had a sleepless night. These are some examples of behavior exhibited when you are driving drowsy:
How to stay awake on the road
If you see yourself displaying any of the previously listed behavior, it may be time to find a way to wake yourself up. These are some ways that you can become less bleary-eyed while on the road:
Drowsy driving is dangerous for you and others on the road. If you feel like you are too tired to drive, it may be wise to get off the road.
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