Sarah Richards, CommanderOffice of Community Outreach & Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Fran CladerDirector of Communications(916) 843-3310
Calif. – Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7, 2021, and the “fall
back” time change can disrupt sleep patterns and affect a driver’s ability to
concentrate and safely operate a motor vehicle.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the National Sleep Foundation
in recognizing Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 7-13, 2021, and reminds
drivers to be cognizant of the warning signs of fatigued driving.
think of the causes of impaired or distracted driving, include drowsy driving,”
said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “Driver
inattention due to fatigue can result in similar effects as drugs or alcohol.”
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have been awake
for at least 18 hours may behave as someone impaired by alcohol. On average, in California there are more than
6,000 crashes annually that are attributed to drowsy driving.
tips to avoid drowsy driving include:
If you feel
fatigued while driving on California’s roadways, motorists
are encouraged to take advantage of the more than 80 safety roadside rest areas
maintained by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) throughout
the state. To find a rest area or to
check for the latest travel information on state highways, visit Caltrans’
QuickMap at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.
of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.