As you head out on the roads to your holiday get togethers this year, many are aware of what law enforcement agencies have termed the “fatal four” violations of drunk driving, not wearing a seat belt, speeding, and distracted driving. You may way to make sure to get enough rest however, as drowsy driving can also pose a big risk to yourself and others.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and says it's important to be aware of drowsy driving.
Research from the National Sleep Foundation shows that 6400 deaths annually are caused by drowsy driving, and one in six deadly crashes are caused by those who fell asleep behind the wheel. Kettelkamp shared some of the signs to look out for that show you may be too tired to drive.
Kettelkamp says you can use caffeine and other energy loaded foods to fight against drowsy driving, but the best defense is a good nights sleep the night before.