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.
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.
- _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