Drowsy driving is a serious problem on America’s roads. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel cause thousands of accidents every year.
This week is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and the Jeffress Law team is here to help! We’ve compiled a list of our top 3 tips for staying awake on the road.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an accident caused by a drowsy driver, contact us today for a free consultation. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve!
Get Enough Sleep Before Your Trip
The best way to avoid drowsy driving is to get enough sleep before you get behind the wheel. Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep per night, so make sure you’re getting enough rest in the days leading up to your trip. If you’re going on a long road trip, it’s also a good idea to take a nap before you hit the road. A 20-30 minute nap can work wonders for your energy levels, so try to squeeze one in if you can.
Take Breaks Often
If you’re feeling sleepy, the best thing you can do is take a break. Pull over at a rest stop or a gas station and take a quick nap or walk around to get your blood flowing. It’s also a good idea to switch drivers if you can. If you’re on a long trip, take a break every 2 hours. This will help you stay refreshed and alert.
Watch Out for Symptoms of Drowsy Driving
There are several warning signs that you may be too tired to drive. If you’re experiencing any of the following, it’s best to pull over and take a break:
- Yawning or rubbing your eyes frequently
- Trouble keeping your head up
- Daydreaming or having trouble focusing on the road
- Drifting into other lanes or tailgating
- Missing exits or turns
If you’re feeling any of these symptoms, it’s best to pull over and take a break. Drowsy driving is a serious problem, and it’s vital to be safe on the road. We hope these tips help you stay safe on the road this Drowsy Driving Prevention Week!
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Drowsy driving accidents can cause serious injury or death. The Jeffress Law team can help if one of your loved ones has been injured. Call us at 303-993-8685 for a free consultation!