Preheader

 

Home Page Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Blog RSS Feed Header

Auto Insurance Homeowners Insurance Business Insurance Life and Health Insurance Post Header Line

We hear a lot about the effects that alcohol and drugs have on driving and fatal car accidents. However, a lesser known threat is people who drive under the influence of sleepiness. According to a survey (Asleep at the Wheel) conducted by the AAA foundation in 2010: one in every six fatal accidents involved a drowsy driver.  

 In addition to fatal accidents, drowsy driving also was to blame for 13% of automobile accidents resulting in a hospitalization and 7% of accidents where a vehicle needed to be towed.

Those at a higher risk for driving drowsy are young drivers (under the age of 24) and men.  According to the AAA study, 52% of men reported falling asleep behind the wheel while only 30% of women reported ever doing so. Likewise, younger drivers reported falling asleep behind the wheel more than any other age group.

How do you know if you’re driving drowsy?

You may be too sleepy to drive if:

·         -Your eyes feel heavy and difficult to keep open.

·         -You find yourself drifting from lane to lane or over the rumble strips on the highway.

·         -You have difficulty remembering the last few miles you drove.

What to do:

Tips from the AAA foundation:

·         -Before a road trip make sure to get a solid 7 hours of sleep before getting on the road.

·         -If you find yourself driving drowsy pull over immediately.

·         -Drink a caffeinated beverage.

·         -Schedule a break every 100 miles or 2 hours.

·         -Travel with an alert passenger.

·         -Avoid driving at times when you are normally asleep.

Avoiding drowsy driving is just one more way to practice safe driving. Remember that claims-free and violation-free drivers often qualify for the best auto insurance rates.

To learn more about auto insurance, get in touch with Insurance Planning Service today at 800-220-5582 or via our online contact option.

Source: HomeInsurance.com

Share |


NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
BEST WISHES FOR 2017!

Citizens Insurance
Grange Insurance
Hagerty
Hastings Mutual
Michigan Insurance Company
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Get A Quote
 
       

Home   About Us   Contact   Blog   Partners   Privacy Policy


Insurance Planning Service - Mailing Address
4808 Broadmoor Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Phone: 734.421.9900 | Toll Free: 800.220.5582 | Fax: 734.421.9911

Also serving these Detroit area communities in Michigan: Livonia, Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Southfield, Plymouth, Canton, Westland, Northville, Novi, Dearborn, South Lyon & Walled Lake