Drowsy driving alert issued after Daylight Saving Time

Posted: 5:38 AM, Mar 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-13 10:45:03Z

According to AAA, they are asking drivers to use exra caution during the first week as there is a growing concern about the impact of sleep deprivation on safe driving and for increased car crashes.

We're told about 3 in 10 drivers have reported driving when they were so tired they had trouple keeping their eyes open. They say that 9.5 percent of all crashes involve drowiness.

AAA gives these tips for drivers:

AAA Michigan has released a drowsy driving safety alert in the wake of Daylight Saving Time going into effect on Sunday morning.

  • Don't drive when you are sleepy
  • Travel with a passenger
  • Take a power nap
  • Schedule a break