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Fatigued Driving

  • Drivers who are fatigued have slower reaction times and a decreased ability to process hazards.
  • According to the National Safety Council:
    • 37% of drivers surveyed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at some point in their driving career.
    • 8% admitted doing so in the past six months
    • 60% admitted falling asleep while driving on an interstate- type highway with posted speeds of 55 MPH or higher.
  • If you notice any of the following, you’re likely suffering from fatigue:
    • Eyes closing or going out of focus
    • Persistent yawning
    • Irritability, restlessness, and impatience
    • Wandering or disconnected thoughts
    • Inability to remember driving the last few miles

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