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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is a serious problem as evidenced by this scary statistic: that 1 in 24 adults admitted that they nodded off to sleep while driving. This was the recent findings of a study made by CDC.

Just imagine the number of cars you travel along the road every day and imagine how many of these drivers are actually alert at the time you pulled up next to them
Associated Press reported that health officials are underestimating the number of drowsy drivers as revealed in the study. AP continued that people often fall asleep for only a second or two, and never realize they dozed off while driving.

The survey was authentic and really proves the fact that drivers often fall asleep while on the wheels. The survey was quite large which included147, 000 adults in 19 states and the District of Columbia, and was conducted over a two-year period.

It is a fact that 4 percent of drivers drowsed at the wheel? CDC researchers cannot pinpoint the exact reason; but believed that drivers are actually getting too little sleep.

Other findings were: men between 25 and 34 were most likely to fall asleep at the wheel, and that these drivers tended to average less than six hours of sleep each night. While the numbers vary widely, experts believe as many as 1/3 of all fatal car accidents may be caused by sleepy drivers.

Here are some warning signs indicating that the driver is drowsy:

1. Feeling exhausted and tired.

2. Forgetting the last mile or two driven on the road.

3. Floating onto reverberating ribbon of the road.

4. Being preoccupied with strong imagination and daydreaming and
5. Feeling heavy eyelids and difficulty in concentrating on the road.

Drivers who experienced these symptoms, you find a safe part of the road and get a few minutes of slumbers. Experts advised that best way to keep from drowsy driving is to get enough sleep of about seven to nine hours a night. Drinking coffee or alcoholic drinks will no keep you awake.

If you have received a traffic ticket, please contact an experienced speeding ticket lawyers. Protect your right to drive legally.

Source: Find Law Com
(http://blogs.findlaw.com/injured/)

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