Drowsy driving: The dangers on the road are real
Drowsy driving is a very serious offense; like sleeping while driving, the person behind the wheel isn’t paying attention to the road and won’t react the way he or she should when oncoming vehicles or debris are in the way. A sleepy driver may nod off for a moment, which is just long enough to hit the tail-end of a vehicle that has stopped or enough time to go off the road and hit trees, homes or mailboxes.
Drowsy Driving Is Dangerous
Drowsiness is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents. It’s estimated that as many as 100,000 accidents take place each year because of fatigue or drowsiness, both of which can make it hard to pay attention to the road. In these accidents, at least 1,500 people were killed, according to a 2013 report.
Drowsy driving comes with its own signs. If you’ve ever yawned while being behind the wheel, it’s likely you’re getting bored or tired. Taking a break can help you reduce the likelihood of a crash, and many people do pull over and take a nap or get out of the car for a while to wake back up. For others, driving drowsy doesn’t seem as dangerous as it should, and they negligently continue on the road, putting others in danger of a collision with them.