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CHP: 'Drowsy Driving Prevention Week,' following daylight saving time.

Posted at 7:18 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 10:18:56-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Daylight Saving Time has ended and the time change may have disrupted your sleep patterns.

Now the California Higway Patrol is recognizing this week as Drowsy Driving Prevention week.

Encouraging Californians to stay alert and stay alive.

CHP said a major contributor to driver inattention is drowsy driving.

Fatigue can have a similar impairment effect as drugs or alcohol.

Tips to avoid drowsy driving include getting at least seven hours of sleep, sticking to a sleep schedule and avoiding alcohol or medications that can cause drowsiness.