Road trips are very popular, especially in the summer.
Fatigued driving is known to be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous than driving while under the influence.
Angus Reid conducted the survey, known as the “Neglected Drive Survey’ and polled 1003 parents online from June 19-23, 2012 and found that 30% of men nod off behind the wheel, compared to only 14% of women. According to the poll, one quarter of men have swerved because they were tired, one third were worried about getting their family into a car accident because they were tired while driving.
These are frightening statistics, because you are only in charge of your own vehicle. The statistics are as follows:
- 64% of men have continued driving on a road trip when tired
- 24% of men said they have not paid close attention to the road because they were tired
- 17% of men said they hoped they wouldn’t get into an accident and kept driving even though they were exhausted
- 10% of men almost got into an accident because they were tired
When you notice your eyes are getting heavy, youÂ have to recognize the signs of fatigue and consider the safety of your family, and other drivers on the road.
Don’t fill up on coffee or short breaks. Caffeine is simply not a solution.
The survey results also noted that younger parents are more likely to continue driver vs. older parents, especially if their children aren’t in need of a break. Dads do most of the driving and are not keen on stopped unless a break is needed.
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