According to a new survey released by the AAA Foundation, nearly all of us (96 percent) agree that drowsy driving is unacceptable. However, the survey also found that nearly one-third of us (32 percent) admit to driving while drowsy in the past month.
This week is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and in recognition the AAA released their annual safety culture survey. The results are startling to say the least. The AAA and its partner, The Sleep Foundation, say there appears to be a “do as I say, not as I do” attitude when it comes to drowsy driving. While almost no one says it’s the right thing to do, the survey indicates that two out of every five drivers (41 percent) admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at some point, with one in 10 saying they have done so in the past year.
The AAA offers the following warning signs that you’re too tired to sleep:
The AAA gives these tips to help you stay alert behind the wheel: