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Never drive when fatigued.
The dangers posed when fatigued are
similar to those when intoxicated by
having slowed reactions and
impaired judgment.

Driver fatigue takes the blame for as many
as 240,000 motor vehicle accidents in the U.S.

- National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration

More than 1,500 deaths each year are related
to drowsy drivers.
- American Medical Association

A driver who nods off at the wheel has
no reactions and no judgment.

Drivers who drift off to sleep cause about
72,500 injuries and deaths each and
every year.

True or False:

Coffee overcomes the effects of
while driving.

You can tell when you're going
to fall asleep.

You're a safe driver, so it doesn't
matter if you're sleepy.

You can't take naps.

You get plenty of sleep.

Young people need less sleep.

Being sleepy makes you
misperceive things.

Danger signals for
fatigued drivers:

* You can't stop yawning.
* You have missed your exit.
* Not sure of where you are.
* Your speed becomes variable.
* You keep drifting out of your lane.

* You have trouble keeping your
head up.

* You almost went through the
red light.

* You didn't see the speed zone change.

* You have wandering, disconnected

* You don't remember driving the
last few miles.

* Your eyes close or go out of
focus by themselves.

If you have even one of these
symptoms, you may be in danger
of falling

Drive alert -

The important thing is to keep your eyes

Open the window for some fresh air,
talk to a passenger, or listen to some
music on the radio.

If you are on a long driving trip, schedule
a break every 2 hrs, or every 100 miles.
Get out and stretch.