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no more staying up all night

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by supersize75k5, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    friday night I ended up not going to bed even after having little sleep the night before, then drove all day saterday, went to a trail clean up, broke and fixed crap, got tback to my other truck then got a nice shower. but the girl friend wanted to go out, so I ended up some how down in south chandler with her friends till just after 5 am..:eek1:

    long story short I was way tired, I got woke up to a guy knocking on my window:eek1: I had fell asleep at the light and this couple way nice enough to notice and wake me up:bow: anyways, I left for home about 5.15 am, I had drivin only 2 miles away and it was just after 5:30 when they woke me up. I ended up driving into a parking lot and sleeping.

    just sucks to think what would have happen if a truck had hit me from behind, or if I had of fell asleep while driving.


    no more all nighters
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Driving tired is almost as bad driving drunk. :eek1: :doah:
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    I dont know how many accidents i see were people have fallen asleep. people underestimate it and everyone (almost) does it.
     
  4. supersize75k5

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    i would have to say I fully believe its as bad and for certain reason worse


    you can have an awake drunk

    but driving exhausted, your pretty much burned up
     
  5. NateInChandler

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    Believe it or not, you can get a ticket for driving tired, i learned that in the 4 hour class i had to sit at today.. they have some way of calling it a dui... didnt really catch on but he did say you can get in trouble.. Nate
     
  6. kgblazerfive

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    I always hated falling asleep at a traffic light never new how many you slept through.
     
  7. sandawgk5

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    I believe it is called a DWD ( Driving while drowsey) atleast that is what it is called out here. BUBBA what say you?

    Ira
     
  8. BigOrange90Jimmy

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    Yeah, I know how that is. I've had to stop two times in my life because I just couldn't go any farther. The most recent was after the "CK5 Autumn Thump" in October. I drove all day that Sunday from 9 to 7, fighting the mud on the trails, then 2 hours home, then 2.5 more to my g/f's house. I had to stop 20 minutes from her house and have her drive.

    The other time, I was driving my Dad's (at the time) '01 Chevy 3500 dually. I was on a medication for Vertigo, which strangely doesn't bother me any more. Anyways, I hadn't experienced any side effects for it yet, and I had been taking it for two weeks already. This particular night just sprang upon me. I was driving home fine, then all the sudden I blink and I'm in the on-coming lane! After a few explicitives, I pulled over and passed out for 2 hours with the truck in park, lights on, doors locked in front of a country gas station. I was awakened by a couple of Bladen County Sheriff's Deputies. Little had I known, the store was broken into two weeks prior, and the owner thought that I was breaking in!

    I'm very good at staying awake and functional while driving, but those two instances got me.
     

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