Listen to our conversation with Lynelle Bautista of Cartasite about her experience outfitting her newly licensed teen driver son with a telematics system!
Topics: SafeTalk Conversations
Tired. Exhausted. Sleep-deprived. Burning the candle at both ends. Burnt out. For millions of adults, workplace fatigue is so commonplace that it’s more often viewed as an unpleasant, albeit unavoidable, symptom of managing a busy life rather than the dangerous liability it actually is. When driving is added into the equation, fatigued motorists can face a sharp uptick in on-the-road risk factors. Research shows that being awake for 17 hours has the same effect on your driving ability as a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.05 - or two alcoholic drinks in an hour. Driving after being awake for 24 hours increases this to a BAC of 0.1 - that’s more than 2 times over the legal limit.
It’s September, and for thousands of cities across the US, that means kids are back in school. Ask any parent what their primary concern is for their child, and they’ll probably tell you it’s their safety. The Transportation Research Board reports that 25,000 children are injured every year in school zone accidents, and 100 of those collisions end in fatalities.
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