By Madison Graham Let’s start out with this staggering fact: Texas leads the nation in drowsy driving related deaths. In 2016, 6,000 people died due to fatigued driving. The crazy thing is, I know three people that have been involved in fatigued driving crashes. It’s crazy how we think we are invincible, but our bodies […]
I wasn’t there personally, but my dad recounted a story that impacted my family. He goes to work in the early morning and can be very tired. One morning, he remembered losing his consciousness and swerving off the road. Though both he and the car were okay, different circumstances could’ve hurt our family or others […]
Falling asleep at the wheel, it’s a HUGE risk for teen drivers. Here’s some important information for you to know and share!
In a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, researchers observed 21,292 crashes that occurred in the United States from 2009 – 2013. From their study, they found that drowsy drivers are involved in an estimated 6% of all crashes and 21% of all fatal crashes.
Most teens need 9.25 hours of sleep a night, so make it a rule and habit to turn off electronics and the lights by 10:30pm, then bump it to 10pm, then 9:45pm. That way, if you have to wake up by 7am you will get plenty of sleep. If you need to wake up earlier, then get to bed earlier. Not every teen needs this much sleep, so you can make changes so it’s right for you, but don’t get any less than 8.5 hours of sleep a night. You need at least this much.
Make some changes for a week and see how you feel during the day. You’ll be more alert, happier and better able to get through your day without crashing. I guarantee it, or your money back.
A young 23-year-old fell asleep after staying up all night at a party and then decided to drive home. This was a crash that could have been avoided; a “life” that could have been saved.