Driving a vehicle when you are feeling tired is dangerous. Drowsy driving will slow your reaction time, impair your vision, and decrease your awareness behind the wheel. Any of these can have fatal consequences. Driving while fatigued causes hundreds of fatal crashes per year, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Here are 5 tips from AAA on how to prevent driving while fatigued:
- Before taking a long trip, get at least six hours of sleep the night before.
- Travel at times when you are normally awake.
- Take a break from driving every two hours or every 100 miles.
- Travel with an awake passenger.
- Stop driving if you become sleepy.
For more tips on preventing drowsy driving, visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s site.
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