Safety experts are blowing the horn on drowsy driving. Driving while tired may play a larger role in crashes than federal stats show.
It may account for nearly ten percent of all crashes.
The most common symptoms of being too tired, according to experts, are:
• Drifting in and out of your lane
• Difficulty keeping your eyes open
• Driving in a trance-like state, not remembering the past few miles driven
AAA reminds drivers to:
• Avoid heavy foods and medications that could cause drowsiness before driving
• On longer road trips, schedule breaks every 100 miles
• Travel with a passenger who can take turns driving whenever possible
• Don't be afraid to pull over (in a safe spot) for a quick power nap