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Happy Thanksgiving Day ...avoid drowsy driving!

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If you're paying attention to the news you probably have already heard the obligatory stories about the number of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday and, of course, the vast majority of us are traveling by car.

The Washington Post reports that 43.6 million of us are expected to travel at least 50 miles... and implicit in that information is that for many folks on the road, there's a good chance they may be unfamiliar with the local roads and byways or even with the interstate they're traveling on especially if they don't make the trip frequently.

Now, let's take a little time to think about what many of us will be doing on Thanksgiving Day with our family and friends, before we decide it's time to...


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Submitted Nov 22, 2012 By: PD
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kuma2000
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 3:30:57 AM

better to drive the next day
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:55:16 AM

barely done any driving. And not at times when everyone else would have been driving drowsily.
garywa01
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:13:57 PM

only a turkey would drive sleepy
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:46:55 PM

new tires today...not much driving
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:58:52 PM

Parked it Wednesday evening and probably won't roll it again until Monday!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:21:23 PM

I sent them all home fat and happy.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:13:52 PM

I'm not driving
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:13:23 PM

old post.
bluebird1
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:10:45 PM

Stayed home both our & your Thanksgiving!!!
TAT36
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:10:27 PM

Good advice today and yesterday (first printing).
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:07:20 PM


I did.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:04:44 PM

I agree with ready eddie, staying home and eating keeps you off the roads. Sleep is then not a problem of safety.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:04:43 PM

Yes be careful!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:04:10 PM

Drink plenty of coffee
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:02:10 PM

Yes be careful, too much turkey can put one to sleep :)
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:00:46 PM

Be careful.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:59:39 AM

Watch that turkey
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:59:38 AM

deja vu
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:58:53 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:58:38 AM

Drive safe.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:58:31 AM

Especially those driving to the late night/early morning sales.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:58:30 AM

day 2 for this story
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:58:19 AM

Dah.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:58:03 AM

A good plan is to just stay home and eat.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:56:42 AM

Happy Thanksgiving
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:56:23 AM

We should always be alert and slow down.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:55:46 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:55:18 AM

Old news...
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:54:11 AM

But officer, I only had two servings of turkey.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:53:45 AM

Just another excuse to raise gas prices.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:53:22 AM

Happy post Thanksgiving Day!, You have traveled one way and now you are going to travel back, Drive safe, avoid fog hours and hazardous roads.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:52:12 AM

After eating all that turkey and other fixings, most of us get sleepy
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:51:44 AM

More caffiene please.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:51:09 AM

Yes and be sure to put on clean underwear!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:50:25 AM

Too much tryptophan.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:49:35 AM

People already know this. They just have to follow that advice.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:49:20 AM

Avoid on ANY day!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:49:00 AM

If I start getting drowsy I left my right leg for two miles and then the left for two miles. It wakes you up. Never saw anyone sleeping while lifting weights.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:47:42 AM

True
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:47:38 AM

I heard a young twit on the radio the other day say that texting keeps her awake while driving. I doubt the lasting effect of that sort of thing.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:46:55 AM

Once again.... DUHH..
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:46:11 AM

A no brainer
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:45:40 AM

This article offers common sense good advice :-) .
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:45:08 AM

shouldnt drive if you not fit and straight or talking on the damn phone
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:42:03 AM

Just eat in moderation
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:41:59 AM

Old news, but very good advice. I once did fall asleep at the wheel. I had window open ( it was cold that night) and the radio on and loud hoping that would keep me awake, nope. If you nod once, feel tired pull over.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:41:00 AM

No problem!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:40:31 AM

In case you didn't get the memo PD, Thanksgiving is over.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:40:11 AM

Made it home without falling asle. .e. . .p. . . .
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:38:19 AM

Yawn
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:37:04 AM

I don't like turkey anyway...
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