December 20, 2017 Mellisa McColley

Driving Drowsy Could Wreck The Holidays

 

DRIVING DROWSY COULD WRECK THE HOLIDAYS

This time of year there are lots of reasons to be tired. With fewer hours of daylight and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is common to feel a yawn coming on at times when you are wide awake.

Estimates each year from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show 100,000 crashes are reported by police as the direct result of driver fatigue. These crashes result in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses.

Don’t let yourself drive while being drowsy!  Get some good rest before driving or consider traveling with a partner to alternate driving.  If all else fails, call a ride sharing service.

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