Atlanta Car Drivers: The Dangers of Driving Drowsy

Driving your cars in Atlanta drowsy shouldn’t be taken lightly. I know we’ve all done it, but did you know that fatigue is a factor in 100,000 accidents a year? Most of them involve teen drivers. This is important to recognize because teens have a habit of habitually driving while drowsy. If fact, driving drowsy is much like driving intoxicated, yet driving a little sleepy is often not regarded as dangerous circumstance.

It only takes one mistake to change your life and possibly someone else’s forever. In fact, assuming that you can safely navigate yourself to your destination is more perilous than you might think. Watch the video below to see what I mean.

Here are some tips from AAA to help prevent drivers from falling asleep behind the wheel.

  • Get plenty of sleep (at least seven hours).
  • Stop driving if you feel sleepy. Safely pull over and take a short power nap to help you rejuvenate and get back on the road.
  • Travel during daylight times and not overnight.
  • Take a break every two hours.
  • Try some caffeine, although it takes about 30 minutes to feel the effects.
  • Travel with someone who will be awake and who can talk to you or take on some of the driving responsibilities. Often lively conversation will help keep you awake and focused.

The bottom line is that if you are tired, do your best to avoid getting behind the wheel. If you are already behind the wheel, stop, take a 20 min. nap and grab a cup of coffee or an energy drink.

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