Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
We all know the dangers of drinking and driving. We are all becoming more acutely aware of the pitfalls of distracted driving such as driving while on our cellphones and texting while driving. However driving when fatigued or “drowsy driving” can also be deadly. Here, marking national Drowsy Driving Week are some signs that it may be time to pull over.
Difficulty keeping reveries or daydreams at bay
Trouble keeping your head up
Drifting from your lane, swerving, tailgating and/or hitting rumble strips
Inability to clearly remember the last few miles driven
Missing exits or traffic signs
Feeling restless, irritable or aggressive
It’s also interesting to note that studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours results in an impairment equal to a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%, the legal limit in all states. It is also possible to fall into a 3-4 second microsleep without realizing it.