Provided by the National Road Safety Foundation
Not getting enough rest before driving can be as deadly as drunk, drugged and distracted driving. Constant yawning, head nodding, heavy eyelids, difficulty remembering the last few miles driven, missing road signs or exits, unplanned lane changes, driving off the road or hitting rumble strips are all signs of drowsy driving.
Driving while drowsy increases crash risk as drivers struggle to process complex information coming from different places at once. Drivers may make careless driving decisions, have trouble paying attention or fall asleep while driving.
Proper Rest is Life-saving
According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleepiness or fatigue causes:
- Impaired reaction time, judgment and vision
- Problems with information processing and short-term memory
- Decreased performance
- Increased aggressive behaviors
Drowsy Driving Resources
- National Sleep Foundation
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention