Safe Driving Tomorrow Starts Tonight
This week is an important one as companies across the nation observe the 20th annual Drive Safely Work Week. This year's safe-driving campaign is Drowsy, Distracted, or Focused... Your Decisions Drive Your Safety.
Day 3 of Drive Safely Work Week focuses on drowsy driving. How much do you know about sleep debt? Take this quiz to find out...
Most people are aware that they should never drink and drive. But did you know that driving while drowsy - whether due to lack of sleep, drinking alcohol or the use of medication - can also delay reaction time, decrease concentration and reduce judgment skills?
Here are the 8 signs of drowsy driving:
- Having trouble keeping your eyes open and focused
- The inability to keep your head up
- Daydreaming or having wandering, disconnected thoughts
- Drifting from your lane or off the road or tailgating
- Yawning frequently or rubbing your eyes repeatedly
- Missing signs or driving past your intended exit
- Feeling irritable and restless
- Being unable to remember how far you have traveled or what you have recently passed
Feeling drowsy while driving? The only true countermeasure is to pull over and take a break. Try to sleep for 20-30 minutes while parked in a safe location. If you are on a long trip, that's when you really need to stop for the night.
Studies show that rolling down the window, turning up the radio and turning up the A/C do NOT work to help a driver stay awake.
In honor of this important annual campaign, the Weeklysafety.com team has put together a new set of 5 safety training topics that we are sharing with you. Click the button below to download these 5 safety training topics today for FREE and join us in this important awareness movement this week.
Don't miss this important opportunity to put some attention on this issue with your teams. You never know when the next safety huddle you have will save someone's life. #DSWW2016