[12/13/16] Don’t Drive Drunk – Don’t Drive Drowsy

Posted in Feature, Health, Law Enforcement, Transportation

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Driver sleeping in the car just before a frontal crash with a lorry.
Driver sleeping in the car just before a frontal crash with a lorry.

This is the time of year many of us will be attending holiday parties. Chelan County Sheriff, Brian Burnett, has this warning for you…

121316 Drive Sober 1 :14 “….the wheel of a vehicle.”

And, it’s not just drinking and driving that’s dangerous. A new study finds that driving while drowsy is just as risky as driving drunk…

121316 Drive Sober 2 :11 “…involve a drowsy driver.”

That’s Jennifer Cook, spokesperson for the American Automobile Association of Washington State…

121316 Drive Sober 3 :10 “…in a severe crash.”

97% of drivers interviewed told AAA that they view drowsy driving as completely unacceptable behavior that is a serious threat to their safety. But, nearly 1 in 3 admit that at least once in the past month they drove so tired they had a hard time keeping their eyes open…

121316 Drive Sober 4 :33 “…dozes off at the wheel.”

Jennifer says there are some simple steps you can take to avoid being one of those statistical drowsy drivers…

121316 Drive Sober 5 :20 “…get behind the wheel.”

That’s good advice, but only if you follow it.