Motorists Can Take Effective Steps If They Become Sleepy While Driving - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.
The National Sleep Foundation observed National Sleep Awareness Week in March. Sleep deprivation and fatigue impact a driver’s attention, which can lead to other behaviors behind the wheel that can result in a collision or being ticketed.
According to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, in 2011, the most recent year that finalized data is available, more than 3,700 collisions occurred in California involving a drowsy driver. “The safe operation of any vehicle requires a driver to be wide-awake and alert at all times,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorists can take effective steps if they become sleepy while driving, including:
• Stop driving altogether.
• Consume the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee.
• Take a 20-minute nap, and after the nap, drive to the closest safe resting spot, such as a
motel, friend’s house, or go home and sleep.
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