5 Signs You Are Driving Drowsy

Did you know over 1.2 million car accidents every year are caused by sleepy drivers? You may even know somebody who fell asleep at the wheel and was lucky to survive. Maybe it's happened to you.

About a third of drivers surveyed confessed they have driven while struggling to keep their eyes open. While it may be commonplace, it is not harmless. Sleep deprivation has a similar effect on the brain to alcohol. If you're tired enough, you are as dangerous to your fellow motorists as if you were drunk.

Warning signs of drowsy driving including:

  • Excessive yawning
  • Unable to maintain lane position
  • Slow to read road signs or missing signs altogether
  • Eyelids or head feel heavy
  • Getting annoyed by small things

If you are having trouble staying awake, find a place to pull over to rest. Even a short nap can improve your ability to focus if you must continue driving that day. Better still, book a hotel for the night, and finish your trip after getting eight hours of sleep.

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