Safety on our roads today is a big deal. DWI is a major cause of accidents. But have you ever worried about falling asleep while driving. We all have experienced drowsiness after working a long day. Our Young people, Shift workers, Commercial workers, all work long shifts and still have to get home safe.
Our lifestyle is so busy today; we sometimes do not know how tired we are, until we are awakened by the sound of a horn of the oncoming traffic. According to the national highway traffic safety Administration 200,000 auto collision annually may be fatigue related.
Excessive daytime sleepiness is estimated to affect 50 million Americans.
Think about our elderly parents driving home. Dad has said several times he really does not like to drive at night. Do you know why?
You could be suffering from:
? Sleep Apnea
? Chronic Insomnia
? Restless Leg Syndrome
Did you know the effects are no different than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Sleepiness slows reaction time, decrease awareness & impairs your judgment.
An estimated 40 to 50 percent of fatal crashes on the New Your Thruway occurred because the driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Signs Not to avoid
• Your eyes start to see things that are not their
• You have trouble remembering the last couple of miles
• You start to move into other lanes
• Need a cup of coffee
Pull off the road and take a 20 minute nap (It really does help)
Avoid this potential Tragedy by getting a Nap Zapper. This small item is placed behind your ear, like earphones. If you should nod your head an alarm will go off waking you and anyone in the car. The safety of you and your family, not to mention the other drivers on the road, is something we all need to keep in mind when we are driving.