How many of us have been guilty of drowsy driving? Whether it is a long family vacation, business trip, or even the short drive into work.

 

1 out of 25 adult drivers have admitted to falling asleep while driving. Drowsy driving is responsible for 72,000 crashes every year, 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths. This data is from 2013 and most recent.

On top of making sure you get enough sleep every night. Sometimes, that is not the case. You are on a long trip back home. You yawn quite a bit, eyes start to water. You might even blink frequently. You may miss your exit, or even hit a rumble strip at the side of the road. PULL OVER!

If you are determined to get to your destination without a break here is a little tip. Bite into a lemon. The citric acid from the lemon will stimulate a nerve in the tongue that gives you a natural shot of adrenaline. This tip came from Dr. Henry Heimlich. You might know him by his technique of the Heimlich maneuver.

If you don't have a lemon around, you can buy Anson Williams or "Postie" from Happy Days' invention the "Alert Drops."

Stay safe Buffalo!