You’ve had a long day and you are on your way home. You might turn on the AC, blast the music or pinch yourself, but tactics like these will only mask a dangerous situation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics showed drivers who were most likely to suffer from drowsiness at the wheel included:
- Commercial drivers
- Those working the night shift or very long hours
- Drivers suffering from sleep disorders or sleep deprivation
- Medicated drivers
Tips for Staying Alert
Get Plenty of Sleep – The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours a night for adults.
Electronic Prevention Devises – There are apps and technological aids available to startle or alert you if you are getting drowsy. If you do find yourself getting sleepy – pull over and take a nap.
Plan Ahead – Try to get into a sleeping routine that allows your body to adapt to your schedule. Avoid scheduling grueling work hours or changing shifts.
Gant Insurance Agency wants to ensure you stay safe on the road and have complete coverage in case an accident does occur. Contact us today to get a quote for your personal insurance policy in McKinney, Texas.