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Daylight Savings Time & Driving



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ANCHOR LEAD: With losing an hour of sleep on most of hour minds, it’s our bodies that are really going to be noticing the difference. And Brian Osuch finds out there’s one place you don’t belong without enough rest. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. The clock change… doesn’t necessarily mean our bodies are ready to change. And some drivers may be hitting our nation’s roadways without getting enough rest. GM’s James Bell. CUT: (Bell) Adjusting to the time change can really influence our health and our driving. SCRIPT: Sixty-percent of adult drivers say they’ve driven while drowsy. CUT: (Bell) It’s important to notice the signs of when you should stop and rest. Some of those signs include difficulty focusing, heavy eyelids and lots of yawning. If you’re feeling restless and can’t keep your head up… it’s time to get off the road. SCRIPT: Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes each year. And Bell says there are ways to prepare for the time change. CUT: (Bell) First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep… it’s best to try for the expert recommended eight hours. Having an awake and aware travel buddy along for the ride can also help. And, try to schedule a break every two hours or every 100 miles. SCRIPT: Researchers estimate drowsy drivers are four to six times more likely to have an accident or near accident. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM. I’m Brian Osuch.
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