Monday, May 30, 2005

Tired Drivers Just As Dangerous As Drunks

LEXINGTON, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Drunk drivers may be a big road hazard, but folks who are tired can be just as dangerous behind the wheel.

According to Alex Kerin, a consultant for companies that employ workers around the clock, research shows a person who has not slept for 22 hours is just as physically impaired as someone who is legally drunk.

He says the Memorial Day holiday could be a dangerous period because of the potential for sleep-deprived drivers, as Americans drive long distances to see family and spend many hours at BBQs and other celebrations.

His company, Circadian, helps companies prevent their shift workers from driving when they’re too sleepy with tips that can work for Memorial Day travelers too, such as pulling over and resting for 15 minutes if you’re too tired to drive.

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