Drowsy driving affects Washingtonians more than one may think, that's why Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed the week of November 11th - 17th as National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Seargeant Jason Hicks of the Washington State Patrol compares drowsy driving to driving under the influence..."CLICK HERE" for Audio
Some other tips on how to avoid drowsy driving are: taking a break every two hours to refresh, using the buddy system to keep you alert, and avoiding medications that have side efects that include drowsiness. Just because its the fall doesn't mean you're more prone to being drowsy at the wheel either, it can happen year-round..."CLICK HERE" for Audio
For more information about drowsy driving and how to prevent it visit SleepFoundation.org or DrowsyDriving.org.