A survey from AAA Mid-Atlantic finds one in three drivers admits to driving drowsy.
The agency, based in Wilmington, also finds that 96% of drivers find that behavior unacceptable. The study from the AAA foundation for safety also reports one in every six crashes is the result of a drowsy driver. This is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week.
The survey also offers tips for drivers such as getting a good night’s sleep, stopping every 100 miles for a break, and drinking caffeinated beverages. However, the tips remind motorists that it usually takes a half hour for the drink to kick in so you should plan a break to wait for the beverage to take effect.