According to AAA, drowsy driving accounts for 10% of all car crashes.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the road:
Avoid distracted cell phone use, including hands-free. If you drive for work, talk with your employer about safe habits. Keep your phone stored away if possible.
- Avoid impaired driving, whether by alcohol, lack of sleep, or drugs, including over-the-counter and prescription medication.
- Use your car's safety features, but do not overly rely on them.
- Practice with your teen drivers and teach them to avoid distraction.
- Make sure all occupants are properly secured in age-appropriate restraints.