Driving Tired Poses Same Dangers As Driving Drunk

November 04, 2013

With the holiday season fast approaching, AAA Arizona is sounding the alarm about drowsy driving.

Spokeswoman Michelle Donati says getting behind the wheel when you’re exhausted is as bad as drunken driving.

“When you drive and you have not had enough rest you can experience significant impacts on reaction time, vision impairment and really overall judgment,” Donati said.

And she says, nice try, but drinking coffee and playing loud music aren’t a substitute for sleep.