Drowsy Driving = Drunk Driving
Stay well rested so more people aren’t laid to rest! According to AAA, drinking while fatigued is equivalent to drinking with .10 Blood Alcohol content -- .08 BAC is considered in most states as too drunk to drive. Think about how many times you’ve driven while utterly exhausted. Have you ever nodded off while driving, only to be woken up by the sudden jolt from the rumble strips that have been set up as a safety measure on the sides of highways?
We are all guilty of driving while fatigued. While it may not be intentional like drinking and driving, it is just as dangerous.
AAA also reports that 100,000 crashes are reported each year due to fatigued drivers, and these crashes result in 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries. What can you do to avoid becoming one of these statistics? If you feel yourself dozing off, pull over safely, put on your hazard lights and let yourself fall asleep, or if you can, pull into the nearest rest stop and get some coffee, take a quick walk, or grab a catnap. Stay well rested so more people aren’t laid to rest!