DMV offers tips to avoid fatigued driving as the daily amount of sunlight fades – Douglas County

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is Nov. 6 – Nov. 13
Posted on November 9, 2022 2022Breaking NewsPublic Safety
Information courtesy of the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Along with the end of daylight saving time, the amount of daily sunlight is also decreasing in Colorado, meaning many Coloradans are at risk of driving fatigued or drowsy. In 2020, 633 people died from drowsy-driving-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
But there are steps motorists can take to make daily commutes safer for all Coloradans.
The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles encourages drivers to take extra care during this time of change and hopes to raise awareness of fatigued driving during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week and reduce the number of drivers who drive while sleep-deprived.
Eight drowsy driving warning signs to watch for:
Before getting into the car with someone or driving yourself, ask the following:
According to the National Sleep Foundation, specific at-risk groups for driving sleep-deprived include:
Helpful tips for driving, include:
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