Following the end of daylight savings time every fall, we see a significant uptick of accidents involving drowsy drivers. To help mitigate this, The National Sleep Foundation observes Drowsy Driving Prevention Week November 7th through the 14th this year, in order to bring attention to and encourage safety precautions in our community to prevent falling asleep at the wheel. Also called driver fatigue or tired driving, drowsy driving can be alarming at the very least, and in the worst cases, fatal. It could happen to anyone and at any time.

Luckily, there are plenty of measures you and your family can take to prevent falling asleep at the wheel, which could lead to drowsy driving-related accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

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