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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 moving.

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

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