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The Dangers of Driving While Tired

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Driving while tired is extremely dangerous. It’s important to be honest with yourself when behind the wheel.

Man, what a day. Another long day on the job site and now it’s time for you and your team to head home. You’re in the driver’s seat, but you’re having trouble keeping your eyes open. You might not think it’s a big deal, but driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to find out more.

Slower Reaction Time

Being tired slows your reaction time and can make safe driving difficult. If you are unable to break quickly when traffic in front of you stops or avoid hitting an object that pops up in the road because you’re tired, you shouldn’t be driving. Sometimes it’s hard to know just how exhausted we are until we get behind the wheel and start driving. If you begin your trip home and notice that you have trouble focusing or reacting to traffic appropriately, consider pulling over and resting for a while or letting someone else drive.

Impaired Judgment

You’re coming up on your exit, but it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to get over in time. Should you slow down and try to get over? Speed up and try to get over? Being tired can increase the likelihood of a driver making a dangerous decision.

Poor Vision

This one’s so ubiquitous we even used it in our opening. Everyone knows that once you start getting tired your eyelids get heavy. Being unable to see the road and the traffic around you makes for a very dangerous driving situation.      

Prioritizing Safety with G & M Services

G & M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. Our employees are also rewarded for positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.

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