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According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving is associated with 100,000 motor-vehicle accidents and more than 1,500 deaths annually. An estimated 71,000 drowsy driving accidents include non-fatal injuries.
Drowsy driving, or driver fatigue, happens when a person who is driving is too tired to remain vigilant. If this occurs, the driver puts himself, as well as his passengers and other road users at danger. According to our Largo auto injury doctor, the most common causes of drowsy driving are:
Largo accident clinic will share 5 most effective ways to prevent drowsy driving. You can take these preventive measures to lessen the probability of being involved in drowsy driving accidents.
Rest stops are commonly found along freeways and highways. These are safe spaces to park, so you can take a quick nap. Most rest stops allow you to stay in the designated area for an hour, which is enough time to have a rest. These days, drivers use rest stops to take caffeinated beverages, so they can remain alert throughout their drive.
Auto-injury accidents are mostly by drivers who didn’t have enough sleep. When you have enough sleep it will surely reduce your drowsiness, while driving. It is best to avoid driving especially if you know you didn’t get adequate sleep
A recent study from UCLA found that 82% of drowsy driving accidents are due to single-occupant vehicles. Having someone while driving creates a lesser risk of falling asleep. Also, if your passenger has a driver’s license, he can take over if you feel drowsy.
When you chew a piece of gum while driving it will exercise your jaw muscles, in turn, stimulating your senses and boosting alertness. Doing so, provides a temporary energy source.
Most drivers listen to the radio to keep themselves occupied while driving. Listening to upbeat music can make you feel energized and active, thus keeping you alert.
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