Spot the signs of drowsy drivers

THORNHILL, ON, March 11, 2016 /CNW/ - This Sunday, we will set the clocks forward an hour as we switch to daylight saving time. The annual springtime ritual means we lose an hour of shuteye and that may leave drivers groggy on their Monday morning commute.

Fatigue affects our driving capabilities and that's why CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding drivers to be aware of the warning signs:

  • Inability to recall the last few kilometres driven.
  • Disconnected or wandering thoughts.
  • Difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open.
  • Feeling as though your head is very heavy.
  • Drifting out of your driving lane.
  • Yawning repeatedly.
  • Accidentally tailgating other vehicles.
  • Missing traffic signs.

To avoid nodding off behind the wheel, CAA SCO suggests:

  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Drive at times when you are normally awake.
  • Schedule a break for long drives.
  • Travel with an alert passenger.
  • Avoid medications that cause drowsiness.

For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, travel, insurance services and member savings for our 2 million members.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.

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