Tip of the Week
The dangers of drowsy driving
One in five fatal accidents in America involves a drowsy driver, according to a recent report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, driving while fatigued is common in today’s business world. Yet the consequences of driving when you’re tired can be tragic.
“Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability by reducing alertness and attentiveness, delaying reaction times, and hindering decision-making skills,” says Dr. Nathaniel Watson, president-elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and national spokesperson for the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, which is raising awareness of the dangers of driving while fatigued. “Drowsy driving is deadly, but it can be prevented.”
— Brandpoint

In the news

The Insurances Institute for Highway Safety recently demoted 15 vehicles models to a lower safety rating because of a change in standards. The vehicles that were demoted are:
Chevy Malibu
Chevy Equinox
GMC Terrain
Chevy Volt
Civic 4-door
Civic 2-door
Accord 4-door
Accord 2-door
Golf 4-door
GTI 4-door
Nissan Rogue
Ford Fusion
Hyundai Sonata
— BestRide.com