The dangers of driving while drowsy are grossly underestimated. As several students are struggling to find the time to study for their midterms while they still attend classes and their part time jobs, sleep is often the first thing neglected.
While drivers under the age of 25 are more likely to drive while drowsy, they aren’t the only offenders. Driving while drowsy possesses several dangers most severe being accidents that result in serious injuries or even fatalities.
During a recent study conducted by AAA Foundation 1 in 7 young adults admitted to nodding off at least once while driving in the past year and 1 in 10 admitted to falling asleep during the same period. Driving while drowsy reduces judgment and reaction times and can cause vision impairment. Often one is unable to tell how tired they are and if they will actually fall asleep behind the wheel. Some warning signs that one should not proceed with driving may include:
Some precautions to help prevent drowsiness:
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