March 2-9 is National Sleep Awareness Week and the CHP urges motorists in the mountain communities to be aware of the impact time changes have on drivers.
According to the latest statistics available (2011), there were 3,700 car accidents related to drowsy driving in California in a 12 month period. Even a few hours of missed sleep can affect ones ability to operate a motor vehicle effectively. This is especially true on longer drives. If you feel yourself getting sleepy ….
- Pull off the road
- Consume the caffeine equivalent of 2 cups of coffee
- Take a 20 minute nap to wait for the caffeine to kick in
Don’t let drowsy driving cause you to wreck your vehicle and injure yourself or someone else!
Glotzer & Sweat LLP – Car accident lawyers based in Los Angeles, California
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