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ISP keeping an eye out for drowsy drivers

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You know texting and driving don't mix. But there's another dangerous issue Illinois State Police are keeping a close eye out for.

It's drowsy driving. This week is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates at least 100,000 crashes are caused by people who drive tired. That results in more than 1,500 deaths. But there are ways to prevent drowsy driving.

"When we're traveling on Thanksgiving, coming up here, we want people to have a co-driver who is going to stay alert and be mindful of the driver in their car of their physical condition. That they're alert," said Master Sergeant Carl Heintz, Illinois State Police.

Sergeant Heintz says if you see someone weaving on the road, call 911 immediately.

 

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