A serious auto accident can happen within a split-second on a New Mexico road. While most people understand the dangers of speeding or being drunk behind the wheel, they often overlook the risks associated with fatigue. Many people do not even realize when they are too tired to drive.
Motorists can take a few steps to limit the risks of drowsy driving. To be fully rested, safety advocates say drivers should get at least seven hours of sleep. They must also understand when they have a sleep-related medical problem that requires treatment. Doctors should assess medications and how they could impact sleep. Finally, drivers should be prepared for an extended time behind the wheel as this can cause tiredness.