News that the engineer in charge of a train that derailed in New York recently was nodding off has brought drowsy driving to the forefront. That train derailment killed four people and injured 67 others.
While most of us aren’t in charge of a passenger train, bus or tractor trailer, if we drive without the proper amount of sleep, lives are in danger. Recent research conducted in France indicates that driving drowsy is essentially the same as driving drunk. As frightening as that is, drowsy driving is all too common, with one in 24 adultsadmitting to falling asleep behind the wheel and one third of us admitting to driving while tired.
Here are tips from the National Safety Council to help you avoid nodding off while driving: