The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, driving while tired poses a severely dangerous risk to drivers, passengers, and anyone in the path of the cars being driven. Driver fatigue is generally due to not getting a full night’s rest. Other contributing factors to drowsy driving include sleep disorders, drinking alcohol, using medications, and long work-shifts. Being drowsy makes it hard to anticipate traffic emergencies. Tired drivers don’t react to dangerous conditions by applying their brakes or steering out of danger – as quickly as drivers who are rested. Tired drivers often fail to focus on the road in front of them. They can also suffer from driver distraction as they try to do things to stay awake. Drowsy drivers often grab for a copy of coffee, roll down the windows, play the radio or the CD player to try to stay awake. CDC drowsy driver statistics The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was…

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