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Never drive when fatigued.
The dangers posed when fatigued are
similar to those when intoxicated by
having slowed reactions and
fatigue takes the blame for as many
as 240,000 motor vehicle accidents in the U.S.
- National Highway Traffic
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
Drivers who drift off to sleep cause about
72,500 injuries and deaths each and
True or False:
the effects of
drowsiness while driving.
You can tell when you're going
to fall asleep.
You're a safe driver, so it
matter if you're sleepy.
You can't take naps.
You get plenty of sleep.
Young people need less sleep.
Being sleepy makes you
Danger signals for
* 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
* You almost went through the
* 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.
you have even one of these
symptoms, you may be in danger
of falling asleep.
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,
a break every 2 hrs, or every 100 miles.
Get out and stretch.