Driving Drowsy

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.

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