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Steer with a Clear Head Quiz. How much do you know about driver fatigue? Take the DSWW Steer with a Clear Head quiz to find out!. Which of these things can impair your driving?. Over-the-counter allergy or cold medication Prescription drugs for depression or insomnia

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How much do you know about driver fatigue? Take the DSWW Steer with a Clear Head quiz to find out!


Which of these things can impair your driving
Which of these things can Steer with a Clear Head quiz to find out!impair your driving?

  • Over-the-counter allergy or cold medication

  • Prescription drugs for depression or insomnia

  • Two 12 oz. cans of light beer consumed within an hour

  • Stress

  • Lack of sleep

  • All of the above

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Answer: f. All of the above. Steer with a Clear Head quiz to find out!

Although alcohol is the single greatest contributing factor to fatal motor vehicle crashes, fatigue, stress and certain over-the-counter and prescription drugs also can affect a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle.

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The most common time for drowsy driving crashes is
The most common time for drowsy driving crashes is: Steer with a Clear Head quiz to find out!

  • Between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

  • Between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • The frequency of crashes is the same for both the above time periods

Q-2 of 10


Answer: a. 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. Steer with a Clear Head quiz to find out!

Although crashes spike between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. due to a dip in most people’s circadian rhythm, the most drowsy driving crashes occur between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. (Source: NHTSA)

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Which of the following gives examples of low-glycemic foods- those that will best help you keep your blood sugar steady and provide sustained energy?

  • Bagels, pretzels and watermelon

  • Berries, raisins and cookies

  • Apples, cheese, jerky

Q-3 of 10


Answer: c. Apples, cheese and jerky. those that will best help you keep your blood sugar steady and provide sustained energy?

For more examples of foods that fall into the low, moderate or high glycemic index, refer to the Peak Performance Snack Guide* included in the DSWW toolkit.

*Provided by Wellness and Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company

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If you find yourself feeling drowsy while driving a nap of how long is the best countermeasure
If you find yourself feeling drowsy while driving, a nap of how long is the best countermeasure?

  • 15-20 minutes

  • 30 minutes to an hour

  • The longest your schedule can accommodate

Q-4 of 10


Answer: a. 15-20 minutes how long is the best countermeasure?is best.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, if you plan on napping longer than 20 to 30 minutes, you may want to consider finding a safe place to get a full night’s rest – 7 to 9 hours for adults – before resuming driving. Longer naps may result in sleep inertia, leaving you groggy and disoriented, which can be detrimental to driving.

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Answer: c. 17% driving?or an estimated 1 in 6 fatal crashes involves a drowsy driver. Drowsy drivers are involved in 1 in 8 crashes resulting in injury.

Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index

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True or false teens need less sleep than the 8 hours per night recommended for adults
True or False? driving?Teens need less sleep than the 8 hours per night recommended for adults.

Q-6 of 10


Answer: False. driving?

Based on current data, experts believe that teens in general need on the order of 9-plus hours nightly to have optimal sleep.

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True or False? driving?When driving on a long road trip, the driver is more at-risk for a fatigue-related crash than when driving on shorter trips.

Q-7 of 10


Answer: False. driving?

Time of day and long and irregular working hours are stronger predictors of fatigue than time spent driving.

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True or False? driving?Getting just one hour less sleep per night than recommended will not have any effect on driving ability.

Q-8 of 10


Answer: False. driving?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation increases the risk of a sleep-related crash; the less people sleep, the greater the risk. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found people who sleep six to seven hours a night are twice as likely to be involved in a drowsy driving crash as those sleeping 8 hours or more.

A-8 of 10


True or False? driving?It is possible to fall into a microsleep while driving—a period of sleep that lasts from 1 to 30 seconds—without even realizing it.

Q-9 of 10


Answer: True. driving?

A good indication that a microsleep has occurred is if you can’t remember the last few miles driven or find yourself drifting into the rumble strip or out of the lane. Never ignore warning signs like these that you are too drowsy to drive safely.

A-9 of 10


Being awake for more than __ hours, can impair your driving as much as if you had a blood alcohol content of .08 – the legal threshold of DUI in the U.S.

  • 20 hours

  • 22 hours

  • 24 hours

Q-10 of 10


Answer a 20 hours

Answer: a. 20 hours* as much as if you had a blood alcohol content of .08 – the legal threshold of DUI in the U.S.

Shift workers and international travelers need to be especially attentive to how long they have gone without sleep prior to driving.

*Source: National Sleep Foundation

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Thank you for taking the as much as if you had a blood alcohol content of .08 – the legal threshold of DUI in the U.S.

Steer with a Clear Head Quiz!


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