We’ve all been there. You’ve had a full day of work, you’re exhausted, and you still have a long drive ahead of you. You’re behind the wheel driving and your eyelids start to feel like lead weights. You’re struggling to stay awake. What do you do?
Well, if you were the one driving through Greenfield Friday afternoon, you could have been the person that caused a three-vehicle wreck. The Greenfield Police Department believed that a sleepy driver is what caused the major accident that injured three people including a Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy.
It’s believed a seventy-two year old driver fell asleep at the wheel and drifted across the median where she smashed into two vehicles. The Hancock County deputy had been assisting a woman with car trouble when the runaway car smashed into them. Everyone involved in the wreck were taken to local hospitals to be treated for injuries.
What Can You Do If You’re Feeling Sleepy While Driving?
There are a lot of things you can do to stay safe and alert while driving. Yahoo offers several tips, like trying to drive during daylight hours, since your body is programmed to get tired once the sun goes down. If this isn’t an option, it’s important to keep your mind active. They suggest talking to another person because a conversation will keep your mind sharp and alert. If it’s just you in the car, singing along with the radio can keep you from dosing off.
Menial activities can be life-savers as well. They suggest counting something along the road, like particular types of vehicles, brands of stores, or doing basic math problems in your head. It might not sound exciting, but you want to keep you brain searching for answers and not thinking about sleeping.
If all this fails, don’t push forward. Find a safe place to take a quick nap. You’ll wake up refreshed and ready to keep going. We want you to get to your destination safely, so please don’t drive drowsy.
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Source. Yahoo.com, ‘http://voices.yahoo.com/8-tips-help-stay-awake-while-driving-184102.html,’ Feb 16, 2007.