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Drowsy Driving Accidents

Feeling drowsy? Don't get behind the wheel.

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There's a lot you can still do when sleepiness is setting in. Skim a magazine, watch television or work a crossword puzzle, for example.

But one thing you should never do tired is drive.

Unfortunately, many people do get behind the wheel when they're in need of rest. In fact, drowsy drivers cause at least 100,000 crashes annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To avoid becoming a statistic, don't drive if you're feeling particularly tired. Instead, use a "designated awake driver" to get you where you're going. Or, simply delay your trip until you've had enough sleep.

You'll be doing yourself a big favor - and protecting those with whom you share the road.

Disclaimer: These recommendations were developed using generally accepted safety standards.

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