Signs of fatigue that indicate you shouldn't be driving

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Driving while tired significantly increases the risk of accidents, leading to an alarming number of injuries and deaths each year, writes the Sleep Foundation.

Although there is no exact data on how many people drive when they are too tired, research shows that this phenomenon is extremely common.

A 2005 National Sleep Foundation (CDC) study found that 60 percent of adult drivers reported feeling tired before driving. Likewise, CDC research data shows that one in every 25 adults has fallen asleep while driving at some point in their lives.

Several factors can cause fatigue while driving, such as lack of or sleep disorders, alcohol consumption, taking certain medications and the time of day. Studies have shown that accidents due to fatigue at the wheel most often occur between midnight and six in the morning or in the middle of the afternoon.

Experts explain that it is noticeable if the body is too tired to drive, especially if there is a long trip.

Frequent yawning, a strong feeling of fatigue, rubbing the eyes, increased pulse, not changing lanes, difficulty in maintaining the right speed and sudden shaking of the body - these are some of the signs that show that you should stop the car and not continue further.