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 Sleepy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. There are over 1000 accidents every year that are the result of drivers asleep at the wheel.

The scary part is that a person has to be sleeping for more that 2 minutes before they realize they are asleep. According to AAA more than 41% of drivers admit to falling asleep or nodding off while driving at least once in their life.

Some signs that your to tired to drive may include yawning repeatedly, experiencing wandering or disconnected thoughts, or difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open. 

 Don't count on tricks like turning up the radio or blasting cold air to keep you awake for very long. On long trips make you schedule a break every 2 hours or 100 miles or stop sooner to rest if you experience any signs of sleepiness. 

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