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Florida's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week - September 1- 9, 2019
National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week - November 3-10, 2019
Nearly 30 percent of American drivers have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel, according to a recent National Sleep Foundation poll, and more than half said they have driven while drowsy.
Maybe it's happened to you. You end up at your destination and don't even remember much of the drive. You jerk awake when you hear the rumble strips and realize the vehicle was drifting toward the shoulder. Drowsy driving is impaired driving.
Florida's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week honors Ronshay Dugans, an eight-year old Tallahassee girl who died when a drowsy driver plowed in the van she was riding in. When you snooze behind the wheel, everyone around you loses. By sharing her story, everyone can learn more about the potential dangers of drowsy driving.
Was it an early morning for you? Did you have too much on your mind last night and couldn't fall asleep? Are you yawning now? Groggy? Nodding off? You're probably driving drowsy and you're at greater risk for getting into a crash.
Florida Department of Transportation
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