How to Lower Your Chances of Drowsy Driving Accidents
Drowsy driving is one of the most dangerous risks for a driver and for other cars on the road. It has become a leading contributor in car accidents alongside driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Here are some tips to help you be more aware of yourself and others by eliminating driving drowsy.
Younger Drivers are More at Risk for Driving Drowsy
According to AAA, 14% of young drivers (age 16-24) admitted to dozing off while driving in the last year. In addition, 78% are more likely to be involved in a drowsy driving accident. This does not mean that if you are 25 years or older that you are incapable of drowsy driving.
Warning Signs You May Be Too Tired To Drive
- Trouble paying attention – like missing exits, driving through stop signs, or lane swerving
- Slower reaction time
- Difficulty keeping your eyes open
- Constant yawning or rubbing your eyes
- Difficulty remembering the last few miles of drive time
Understanding the warning signs is essential to staying safe on the road. If you are ever in doubt or can’t decide if you are too tired to drive, be smart and don’t be behind the wheel.
How to Avoid Drowsy Driving
Here are a few tips to help you stay awake while behind the wheel:
- Get a good night’s sleep if you know you are driving the next day
- On long drives, drive with a friend or two
- Avoid medications that can make you drowsy. Read labels on all medications.
- Caffeine can be helpful, but make sure you drink just enough. Too much can also impair driving
- Never drink alcohol and drive
Speak to our Macon Car Accident Attorneys at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill Today
The Macon personal injury attorneys at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill wish you safe travels. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car or truck accident as a result of drowsy driving, our personal injury attorneys can help.
Our professional legal team will take time to discuss your case, review your options and rights, and assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve. Remember, we do not charge any fees until you collect.
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