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(Boston.com)   CDC warns against the dangers of drowsy driving, cautions motorists not to have their satellite radio tuned to any Mets games   (boston.com) divider line 7
    More: Scary, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, drowsy driving, Disease Control  
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314 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Jul 2014 at 4:27 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-08 03:50:27 PM  
Sounds a lot like driving drunk, right?

Drunk, tired, and old seem to be broadly overlapping forms of impairment. But around here kill somebody while drunk and it's a felony, while tired it's a misdemeanor, and while old it's nothing as long as you promise not to drive again.
 
2014-07-08 06:29:06 PM  
It's just as dangerous as driving around drunk.

/YES, Fark Resident Drunken Driver Whiteknights
//what you do is bad and you should feel bad
 
2014-07-08 07:03:03 PM  
Listen to mets games gives me road rage. Much safer.
 
2014-07-08 08:50:38 PM  
When they hire enough guys to do all the work they are having me do, or cut the workload back to something reasonable for a single person to do in a regular workday, instead of me having to stay up late every night trying to catch up to impossible deadlines, then I'll stop driving drowsy in the morning on the way to work. Or if they let me go full telecommute. Either way, I wouldn't if I didn't have to.
 
2014-07-09 12:16:47 AM  
If you're battling sleep at the wheel you are about to die.
 
2014-07-09 04:15:20 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: It's just as dangerous as driving around drunk.

/YES, Fark Resident Drunken Driver Whiteknights
//what you do is bad and you should feel bad


In my job we frequently have to either drive or fly across the country to remote clinics. When we drive, we are explicitly warned NEVER to drive anywhere when it is dark, under any circumstances. Part of the reason for this is that your natural sleep patterns will make you drowsy and less alert. The other is the multitude of locals and wildlife that just walk over or in the middle of the road at night (people around here have this strange aversion to walking on sidewalks for some reason).

So i wholeheartedly agreed.

/the last person who DID drive at night wrote off his bakkie on road-work signs that he didn't see in time.
 
2014-07-09 07:15:42 AM  
Why is the CDC doing studies on things that don't concern disease?
 
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