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#ArriveAlive: The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

We’ve all done it. Staying out late for work, or a ballgame or maybe dinner with friends and now it is time to head home. You pull out of the parking lot, head out on the road and suddenly a wave of exhausting and drowsiness envelops you and you have miles to go. You think to yourself, open a window? Maybe if you blast the radio? Maybe if you close one eye for a while and rest it, and then close the other eye for just a moment. In a split-second you are heading across the yellow line or on a direct trajectory with a telephone pole. First a few statistics about drowsy driving: According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly ¼ of all adults in the U.S. claim to know someone personally who has fallen asleep at the wheel. 70 Million adults are sleep deprived or suffer from sleep disorders. It is a major contributor to car crashes. (Source: American Automobile Association) One out of six deadly traffic accidents are a direct result of drowsy driving. And each year, the ...

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CONE! Road Crews are Back on our Rural Roads and Nation’s Highways.

Ahhhh Spring! Finally, the snow and salt are gone, the car has been washed and waxed and after weeks of Netflix marathons, you are ready to head out to the open road.  You cannot wait to push the accelerator, tune into your favorite songs and feel the wind in your hair. Watch out! Beware the big orange cone! Spring means many things, the robins return, the ice cream shops re-open and road crews are blocking lanes. It is a necessary evil. Winter can be brutal with potholes popping up, corrosion of overpasses and bridges, and erosion in safety lanes. The roadways need to be fixed for your safety and mine and many road crews put their lives in your hands when they step out onto the asphalt. But on a recent trip, I happened to notice that many drivers are ignoring or forgetting some of the rules, regulations, laws and common sense learning that coincides with “sharing the road.” So, a quick refresher on road safety inside and outside of work zones: *THE PROBLEM OF POT HOLES: Just a few inc ...

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