Have You Ever Fallen Asleep While Behind The Wheel? You’re Not Alone
This is scary. I hate reading stats like this. According to the Huffington Post, 1 in 24 adults have done this, and it’s a number that’s growing.
According to the article, here’s the breakdown;
1. Men are doing it more than women
2. The most common ages are between 25-34
3. These people are getting less than 6 hours a nite (that part sounds familiar)
4. Don’t snicker – this causes between 3 and 33% of all car fatalities
I will admit – it happened to me once. I was coming home from the show and it was snowing hard. The station was in East Greenbush and we lived in Gansevoort. I nodded off at a stop light years ago on Route 50 near the Wilton Mall. It was only a split second, but I felt my head drop and touched the edge of the steering wheel. Flipped me out!
So how do you prevent this? Obvious advice – sleep more! Also, DON’T DRINK before driving. (duhhh). If you’d like more information, here’s alink from the Sleep Foundation.org that you should read.
WAKE UP, EVERYONE!