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General Driving Safety – Drowsy Driving
When you are tired, you react slower, your judgment and your vision are impaired and you have problems understanding and remembering things.
If you are tired enough, you will fall asleep and never even know it. Sleeping behind the wheel for even a few seconds is enough to harm you or someone else. Teens who sleep less than eight hours a night are at increased risk for vehicle crashes. The best thing to do if you begin to feel tired while driving is to stop driving.
The National Sleep Foundation offers these tips to combat drowsy driving:
- Get adequate sleep — most adults need 7-9 hours to maintain proper alertness during the day.
- Schedule proper breaks — about every 100 miles or 2 hours during long trips.
- Arrange for a travel companion — someone to talk with and share the driving.
This information and more can be found at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
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