PREVENT DROWSY DRIVING

Drowsy driving accidents are most likely to occur between midnight and 6 a.m.

37% of drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel in the past year.

4 SECONDS

is all it takes to have a lapse in attention to cause an accident.

Drivers ages 16 - 24 are 80% more likely to be in a drowsy driving accident.

Other Risk Groups: Shift workers (night and rotating shifts), drivers with untreated sleep disorders, drivers who use sedating medication, and drivers who do not get
7 - 9 hours of sleep.

If you feel yourself nodding off while driving, it's not enough to roll down your window, turn on the radio, chew gum, or pinch yourself.

INSTEAD DO:

  • _Pull over
  • _Find a rest area
  • _Take a brief nap
  • _Change drivers

DRIVE ALERT, ARRIVE ALIVE

SIGNS YOU SHOULD STOP AND REST!

  • _Difficulty focusing, frequent blinking, or heavy eyelids
  • _Daydreaming, wandering, or disconnected thoughts
  • _Trouble remembering the last few miles driven, missing exits or traffic signs
  • _Yawning repeatedly or rubbing your eyes
  • _Trouble keeping your head up
  • _Drifting from your lane, tailgating, or hitting a shoulder rumble strip
  • _Feeling restless and irritable