1. OCT 28 || HUFFINGTON POST
Stop Hitting Snooze On Drowsy Driving Awareness
From the article: "If your impulse is to say that this does not apply to you, ask yourself if you’ve ever felt your eyes closing or your head nodding while driving. Have you ever had to open the windows to keep yourself awake while driving? If the answers are “yes,” then you’ve driven drowsy, period."
Millions Fall Asleep Behind the Wheel According to National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index™
From the article: "To reduce the 6,400 annual deaths attributed to drowsy driving, NSF is declaring November 6-13, 2016 to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® (DDPW). This annual campaign, which coincides with the end of daylight saving time, provides public education about the risks of driving while drowsy and ways to improve safety. "
3. NOV 2 || AUTOBLOG
6 tips for driving safely in the dark
From the article: "Daylight saving time—whether you're gaining an hour in the fall or losing one in the spring—throws off the body's circadian rhythm. When your sleep cycle is disrupted, you're likely to become drowsy."
4. NOV 3 || HUFFINGTON POST CANADA
Can Your Driving Habits Survive The Fall Back To Standard Time?
From the article: "Researchers have found that people walking during rush hour in the first two to three weeks after the clocks were set back were more than three times as likely to be struck and killed by a vehicle than in the week before the time change."
5. NOV 5 || AUGUSTA FREE PRESS
AAA: End of Daylight Saving Time means increased danger for drivers
From the article: "According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about a third (37%) of drivers’ report having fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point in their lives, and more than one in ten (11%) has fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past year, warns AAA. With the end of Daylight Saving Time this weekend, motorists will now have fewer hours of sunlight as the clocks across the region turn back one hour."
6. NOV 5 || DETROIT PATCH
Daylight Saving Time 2016 Ends: Dangers of Deer, Drowsy Drivers and Darkness
From the article: "National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research shows drowsy-driving crashes most frequently occur between midnight and 6 a.m., or in the late-afternoon—both times when there are dips in your circadian rhythm—that’s your internal human body clock."
7. NOV 6 || STAR TRIBUNE
The Drive: Get your sleep before you drive
From the article: "Halfway into her 45-minute drive, her eyes shut for only a few seconds. But that was long enough to send her Ford Taurus across the centerline on Hwy. 68 and into a drop-off on the opposite side of the highway."
8. NOV 7 || LONGISLAND.com
Motorists Reminded of Dangers of Drowsy Driving as Daylight Savings Time Ends
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9. NOV 7 || SIOUXLAND MATTERS
Daylight Savings additional hour could be hurting your health and sleep pattern: Doctors say using that additional hour to catch up on sleep isn't a good idea
From the article: "Quality sleep is such a big problem in our country, there's a whole week dedicated to awareness for drowsy driving. That is this week and the problem most commonly impacts young men. It's important to get 7 hours of sleep a night, for adults, or the effects can be as dangerous as drunk driving."
10. NOV 8 || SLEEP RESOLUTIONS
Ending Daylight Savings Time and its Effect on Sleep
From the article: "...only a minority of people get that hour extra of sleep. Many people can’t or don’t sleep that extra hour due to their circadian rhythms or sleep habits. If they don’t sleep that extra hour, they wake an hour earlier than usual."