Drowsy driving is one of the most understated dangers on the road. A study conducted by the American Automobile Association found that 30% of drivers admitted to drowsy driving within the past 30 days. 20% of these drivers admitted to doing it more than once.
Drowsy driving isn’t just irresponsible – it is extremely dangerous. An estimated one in six fatal car accidents involves a drowsy driver. Here are eight tips to help you stay alert and alive behind the wheel:
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Take a pit stop every two hours.
- Drink a caffeinated beverage.
- Drive with the windows open.
- Pull over if you feel tired.
- Avoid driving at night.
- Don’t travel alone.
- Avoid medications that cause drowsiness.
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