How Drowsy Driving Compares To Drunk Driving
by: Katie Golde
Drowsy driving isn’t just about falling asleep at the wheel. According to the National Sleep Foundation, it occurs anytime a driver feels sleepy, tired, exhausted, or fatigued. When drowsiness seeps into our consciousness, it can have the same effects that alcohol has on our brains. Sleepiness can:
- Impair your reaction time, vision, and judgment abilities
- Negatively affect your short-term memory
- Decrease your sense of motivation
- Increase feelings of annoyance and frustration, which encourages aggressive behavior
- The data shows the effects of these cognitive changes can be deadly.