Drivers who are feeling drowsy should pull over and rest rather than put themselves and others at risk. Sleep-deprived people, according to a nationally renowned sleep expert, have decision-making skills that are 50 percent worse than a well-rested person and reaction times are 50 percent worse. Rest areas, such as this one near Custer on northbound Interstate 5, are a great place to stop and rejuvenate.
Drivers who are feeling drowsy should pull over and rest rather than put themselves and others at risk. Sleep-deprived people, according to a nationally renowned sleep expert, have decision-making skills that are 50 percent worse than a well-rested person and reaction times are 50 percent worse. Rest areas, such as this one near Custer on northbound Interstate 5, are a great place to stop and rejuvenate. Doug Dahl, Whatcom County Traffic Safety Task Force Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Drivers who are feeling drowsy should pull over and rest rather than put themselves and others at risk. Sleep-deprived people, according to a nationally renowned sleep expert, have decision-making skills that are 50 percent worse than a well-rested person and reaction times are 50 percent worse. Rest areas, such as this one near Custer on northbound Interstate 5, are a great place to stop and rejuvenate. Doug Dahl, Whatcom County Traffic Safety Task Force Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Feeling a little drowsy? Don’t drive home; just pull over and take a nap

September 12, 2016 06:00 AM

UPDATED September 12, 2016 11:04 AM

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