The American Automobile Association (AAA) is cautioning all drivers to prepare for a sharp increase in the number of elderly drivers on the roads over the course of the next couple of decades.
Just as motorists in other states across the country are doing, drivers in Ohio, too, are increasingly embracing new vehicle technologies that are emerging to help distracted drivers improve their odds of survival while on the road. The makers of these products stand by their wares and claim that they are working, stating that highway fatalities and car accidents are going down as on-board employment of high-tech voice-activated and other systems is increasing.
This week is National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The campaign, which started yesterday and runs through the end of the week, aims to raise awareness and educate motorists about the dangers of getting behind the while of a motor vehicle while sleepy. The goal of the week, which is supported and run by the National Sleep Foundation, is to help educate individuals about this potentially deadly habit to help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by drivers who are sleepy or that fall asleep behind the wheel. The campaign is also aimed at educating commercial drivers to reduce the number of truck accidents that involve truck drivers that fell asleep at the wheel.