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Vehicle Safety

Motor Vehicles: Driving Drowsy

Do you know when you’re driving drowsy?

Some warning signs of fatigue:

  • You can’t remember the last few miles driven.
  • You hit a rumble strip or drift from your lane.
  • Your thoughts are wandering and disconnected.
  • You yawn repeatedly.
  • You have difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open.
  • You tailgate or miss traffic signs.
  • You have trouble keeping your head up.
  • You keep pulling your vehicle back in the lane.
  • If you’re tired and are in danger of falling asleep, then you cannot predict when a “mini” sleep may occur. A driver cannot react to road dangers when tired. Getting enough sleep will not only help you feel better, it can save your life.

Safe Driving Practices for Employers

10 Step Program to Minimize Crash Risk

  • Senior Management Commitment & Employee Involvement
  • Written Policies and Procedures
  • Driver Agreements
  • Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Checks
  • Crash Reporting and Investigation
  • Vehicle Selection, Maintenance and Inspection
  • Disciplinary Action System
  • Reward/Incentive Program
  • Driver Training/Communication
  • Regulatory Compliance

Safer Car – Brought to you by the US Department of Transportation
Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes

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