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-- is the final day of my sleep series and if you didn't get enough sleep last night you may think twice about driving to work this morning yeah that's because according to triple AA one out of every eight crashes that require hospitalization.
Are -- drowsy driving so how can you prevent a roadside tragedy.
Here's what I found out.
60% of adult drivers admit to doing -- About 15100 people will die each year because of -- -- not talking about drinking while driving you fell asleep behind the wheel around midnight or even texting while driving nodding off but the wheel before she crashed it's getting behind the wheel while you're drowsy that can be the killer.
Drowsy driving them how -- of a problem with us and 13 of Americans have actually fallen asleep at the wheel at some point in their lifetime and 13%.
Have been found to actually falsely at least once a month.
I'll just -- are staggering very staggering it's a big problem.
And nobody knows just how big of a problem it is more than the -- family.
The last thing every other -- is going to sleep the night before.
And then I woke up three months later.
And -- places unknown to me that is starting at square one and having learned how to talk -- everything all over again.
That's more of being pulled from her friends wrecked vehicles seven years ago.
She was seventeen years old when a drowsy driver struck her on the highway in Washington State have to push myself.
Every day just.
-- the normal level.
More -- story isn't uncommon here in the US the national traffic and highway safety administration says 100000.
Accidents each year here in our country.
That caused by the T.
And triple -- says that if you -- 24 hours without any sleep than just as impaired as a drunk driver so what can we do about this problem.
There -- -- things that someone can do to help reduce the risk of driving driving.
Doctor Shelby Harris is a specialist in behavioral sleep medicine and she knows how to -- the road of potential danger.
Her first -- get the caffeine combo you can take a nap.
I'm really quick 1520 minute minute nap but right before you take a -- have a cup of coffee.
They're getting a fresh from the nap and then right when you get up from the -- -- go get your blood stream what about relying on the -- -- CD keep -- away.
They don't really work so out they might make you think that it's doing something that it really doesn't when we look at people -- their alertness on the right doesn't -- a -- -- a lot another tips from doctor Harris when it comes to leaky road trucks be sure to crunch the numbers.
Make sure after two Arizona miles and stopped.
Around and finally when it comes to keeping your eyes open on the open road doctor Harris -- Thank get up if you know you're to have a big road trip we've been driving at night and that at some point in the upcoming future.
Try to make sure your banking happen especially -- possible -- for more Shaw she and her family continue to fight to stop sleep that the wheels.
Initiating legislation in Washington State.
To establish a drowsy driving prevention.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Everything was affected so much from someone else is some mistake that's one big thing that I think should be changed.
Right now only New Jersey and Arkansas have drowsy driving laws on their books similar bills are being considered in Massachusetts and in this state New York now scary stuff happen.
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