November ushers in the holiday season, and with the holidays comes car travel for many people. When you add in the extra time spent shopping, cooking, and socializing during the holiday season along with the change from daylight savings time and less hours of sun, it is easy to become sleep deprived. The combination of sleep deprivation and driving can be deadly.
Drowsy driving is a serious issue. In fact, nearly 25% of adults in the US say they know someone personally who has fallen asleep at the wheel. With that in mind, here are some tips to keep you awake at the wheel:
- PLAN regular stops for short naps if you are on a road trip
- PLAN on taking a break every two hours or 100 miles
- PLAN to do your driving during times you are normally awake
- PLAN to get 8 hours of sleep before you drive
Like everything else, PLANNING for safety will lead to a good result!