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  This  “Spring Forward” adjustment can take days or weeks to get accustomed to. Since being tired can have a similar impact on a driver’s ability to safely navigate the roadway as alcohol, the CHP is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving. It’s hard enough to find the time to get…

There is new research from AAA affirming driving while drowsy is comparable to drunk driving. Apparently, it is crucial for adults to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. For teens, experts suggest getting eight or more hours every night. According to AAA, drivers who miss only one to two hours of the…

drowsy driving

Daylight Saving Time and Drowsy Driving The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about the impact that daylight saving time can have on wakeful driving. On March 13, 2016, we’re switching to daylight saving time. The “spring forward” means most of us will be losing an hour of sleep before our…

End Drowsy Driving

National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently held a forum in observation of National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (November 1-8, 2015). During the two-day event, the NHTSA had experts from fields in sleep science, traffic safety and public health weigh in on the risks and dangers associated with driving…

Drowsy Driving

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving Although we typically hear about distracted and impaired driving on the news, drowsy driving is also a dangerous epidemic on U.S. roadways. Even if drivers are able to stay awake behind the wheel, drowsiness makes drivers less attentive, slows down reaction times and impacts a driver’s ability to make decisions. …

CHP’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Officials with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about the dangers of drowsy driving. The CHP joined up with the National Sleep Foundation to participate in “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week,” which ran from November 2-9, 2014. This annual campaign is aimed at raising awareness about just how…

National Sleep Awareness Week The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release regarding the National Sleep Foundation’s National Sleep Awareness Week. During this week, March 2nd through the 9th, the CHP hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of fatigued driving. As daylight savings time kicks in this weekend, many Californians are…

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week The California State Transportation Agency, in addition to the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety are participating in a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving. Drowsy Driving Statistics • Driver fatigue results in about 100,000 police-reported crashes each year. • It’s estimated that drowsy…

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