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The Dangers of Sleepiness When Driving, Watch Out

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After a long day at work, a bunch of a bunch of friend and I decide it good to kill the evening away relaxing at a nearby club, the only reason am pulled into the plan if because of my strict driving rule of the thumb that I always hold up no matter what “Don’t Drive and Drive unless Water”

At evening winds up slowing am all there enjoying my lemonade, and watching EURO 2016, It a real occasion for me to follow football into details, but they say every man must know at list the basics on the field. I had not blinked even for a second the last 20 minutes or so, the tension was building up, fanatics are slipping last bit of the drinks. Finally the game is over after a penalty shot out, the only time billions of football fanatics bet all their money on a single soul.

I finally hit the parking lot, am a little sleep but I trust myself more that the drunk fanatics who are having endless opinions on who should have done what on the field, It now of my business today.

Sleepy_man_drivingDrowsy driving is a major problem in the world superhighways today. The risks, dangers, and often tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. This usually happens when a driver has not slept enough, but it can also happen due to untreated sleep disorders, medications, drinking alcohol, or shift work.

No one knows the exact moment when sleep comes over their body. Falling asleep at the wheel is clearly dangerous, but being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely even if you don’t fall asleep.

As the days chaos takes toll on me, am paying less attention to the road, on the road, my braking distances and steady steer abilities are highly compromised. Sleepiness affects the ability to concentrate and maintain attention and vigilance particularly when physically inactive. These effects may expose the sleepy individual to potentially dangerous consequences, particularly in sedentary and monotonous situations such as while driving a vehicle. Sleepiness is a major contributing factor to road traffic accidents. Studies of motorway accidents indicate that 20 to 25% appear to be due to drivers falling asleep at the wheel and are these are particularly likely to occur in the early morning or mid afternoon.

DrivingTiredAccidents in which the driver has fallen asleep tend to be particularly serious because of the lack of reaction of the driver to the impending collision. Furthermore, sleepy drivers report a high incidence of near-misses on the road while driving, which suggests that they have an awareness of the driving risks related to sleepiness short of being involved in an actual collision. A Gallup poll carried out by the British Sleep Foundation found that 19% of male drivers admitted to having fallen asleep while driving . Occupations such as long-haul truck driving are particularly associated with sleepiness while driving which may not be surprising given the time they spend on the road. These findings are particularly worrying because of the likelihood of a fatal accident where a large truck driven by a driver who falls asleep is involved. Many spectacular multiple vehicle collisions that have occurred on motorways have been traced to drivers falling asleep at the wheel.

From experience I have know the impeding dangers of drowsy driving and a hoping that by the time to hit the road with your friend as a designated driver, make sure that you have taken sleep else you will be dangerous driver to yourself and other road users.

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