Drowsy driving causes a lot more accidents than many people think. Even worse, most people do not understand the dangers of driving while tired.
Read on to learn more about widely regarded drowsy driving myths.
Drowsy Driving Myths Debunked
I am a good driver, and it doesn't matter if I'm sleepy.
This is false. Tiredness can cloud your judgment and impair your decision-making abilities. Even the best drivers can be poor drivers when they’re drowsy.
I will know if I am about to fall asleep.
If you are very sleepy, you can easily fall asleep behind the wheel of a car without realizing it. Falling asleep for even a few seconds can move your car several hundred feet from where you last had your eyes open.
I'm just sleepy, it's not like I'm driving drunk.
Unfortunately, driving when you have not had sleep for the past 21 hours can impair your judgment and reflexes just as much as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
There are many excuses for driving while drowsy, but the best advice is to simply pull over and take a nap or do not drive at all.
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