Don’t Wake Up to a Nightmare.
It only takes one nod, for one second, to lose control of your vehicle. when it comes to drowsy driving,
there are no do-overs. so why risk it?
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Don’t Sleep on the Stats
Being awake for 18 hours is equal to a BAC of .08%. And that’s just the start.
- 100,000+ crashes a year are caused by tired drivers.
- 1,500 annual deaths are attributed to drowsy driving.
- 71,000 injuries every year can be attributed to drowsy driving.
- 55% of drowsy driving crashes are caused by drivers under 25 years old.
- 60% of drivers admit to having driven while sleepy.
- 37% of drivers admit to having fallen asleep behind the wheel.
When in Doubt, Nap It Out
There’s no shame in pulling over for a snooze, but it doesn’t hurt to be proactive.
- Schedule breaks every 100 miles or 2 hours.
- Get 7 – 9 hours of sleep.
- Always bring a passenger when driving long distances.
- Use caffeine for a quick boost, but don’t rely on it.
- Avoid nighttime cold medicines or anything known to have drowsy side effects.
Did You Know?
Drowsy driving attributed to 795 fatalities in 2017.1 Fatigue has costly effects on the safety, health, and quality of life of the American public. Some of the effects are impaired cognition and performance, motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents and health consequences.
Drowsy driving crashes:
- Occur most frequently between midnight and 6 a.m., or in the late afternoon. At both times of the day, people experience dips in their circadian rhythm—the human body’s internal clock that regulates sleep;
- Often involve only a single driver (and no passengers) running off the road at a high rate of speed with no evidence of braking; and
- Frequently occur on rural roads and highways.
1Natonal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)