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Drowsy Driver Awareness Week

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the National Sleep Foundation in a week-long campaign to educate motorists during “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week,” November 12-18, 2012.
CHP Public Information Officer, David Martinez, says the effects of drowsiness are as bad as alcohol.

Click here to listen to Officer David Martinez

Statistics are staggering when you look at the number of accidents caused by drowsiness.

Click here to listen to Officer David Martinez

A tired driver is a dangerous and potentially deadly driver.  Martinez the only thing that will help is rest.

Click here to listen to David Martinez

Martinez says it’s a misconception that rolling down the windows. turning up the radio, drinking coffee, or eating sugar help with drowsiness.
When asked about the legality of sleeping in a car on the side of the road, Martinez said, worse case scenario-  it is better to fight a ticket rather than the consequences of an accident.
Drowsy Driver Awareness Week is November 12-18.

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