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The Effects Of Drowsy Driving
“Drowsy driving” occurs when a person who is operating a motor vehicle is too tired to remain alert. As a result the driver may have slow reaction times, reduced vigilance and impaired thinking. In the worst case the driver may fall asleep behind the wheel.
Drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States. The risk, danger, and often tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. This usually happens when a driver has not slept enough, but it can also happen because of untreated sleep disorders, medications, drinking alcohol, or shift work.
No one knows the exact moment when sleep comes over their body. Falling asleep at the wheel is clearly dangerous, but being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely even if you don’t fall asleep. Drowsiness—
Makes you less able to pay attention to the road. Slows reaction time if you have to brake or steer suddenly. Affects your ability to make good decisions. The infographic covers the following topics:
- Drowsy Driving Crash & Death Statistics.
- What to do if you Spot a Drowsy Driver on the Road.
- Who is at Risk?
- Drowsy Driving Facts & Myths.
- Prevention Tips