Whether on a lengthy road trip or riding home from work, many drivers facing drooping eyelids adopt the "I'm tired, but I can make it" mentality. A new report says they may be risking their lives by driving while drowsy.
The AAA Foundation's 2013 Traffic Safety Culture Index recently found drowsy driving to be a relatively common practice among motorists, and concluded that it can have some pretty eye-opening consequences.
According to the survey of over 2,000 drivers, 28.3 percent of those polled admitted they drove despite being so tired that they had difficulty keeping their eyes open. More so, 41 percent of those polled admitted they had "fallen asleep or nodded off" at least once behind the wheel. A separate analysis estimates that roughly one in six deadly crashes involve a driver who is drowsy.
How can you prevent yourself from drowsy driving?