Raising Concerns about Drowsy Drivers
By: CJ Cassidy
on a traffic accident that put a
rooper in hospital with a broken arm.
now say the driver that caused the accident
nodded off behind the wheel just before the accident.
Still, you may be surprised by a
that suggest drowsy driving isn't uncommon. Figures
of adult drivers admit they've been drowsy drivers at some time or other.
olice say when you consider driving drowsy is just as bad as drunk driving
that's pretty scary.
extremely lucky as well as the lady that got sideswiped and the gentleman who fell asleep behind the wheel
Sgt. Cody Fulkerson says.
eadon recovers from a broken arm
ulkerson points out the dangers of drowsy driving.
etting behind the wheel of a 1000 pound automobile and driving it down the highway at 70 miles per hour with someone asleep behind the wheel
that's just scary saying it
but it happens everyday
," Fulkerson says.
nd drivers adm
've actually caught myself going to sleep behind the wheel it's quite dangerous
," J.D. Eaton of Jackson says.
pride aside and make the right decision
," Fulkerson says. He adds,
if you're already on the road when you start getting tired
pull over and take a nap
or see if someone else will drive for you.
olice also suggest drinking at least two cups of coffee.
rivers we spoke with had their own methods to fight falling asleep. B
ut experts say they haven't proved to be reliable.
"When I'm driving
'll call my husband to say talk to me through this dark period
s," one female driver told us.
Another says she would turn to the radio to help keep her awake.
if the possibility you could injure yourself or someone else isn't enough to keep put the brakes on driving drowsy
Sgt. Fulkerson says he's issued many tickets to drowsy drivers before, and will continue to do so in the future.
roopers did issue the driver
who allegedly caused Monday's
accident a ticket.