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AAA Warns Of Drowsy Driving After Time Change

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Motorists are being warned to watch out for drowsy driving after the daylight saving time change over the weekend.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers who lost an hour of sleep when clocks sprang forward may not be fully alert on the road during the Monday morning commute.

A 2010 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report found that a drowsy driver was involved in one of six fatal crashes, and in one of eight crashes causing serious injury. AAA Mid-Atlantic suggests drivers get enough sleep and watch for signs of drowsy driving, such as drifting out of lanes and having trouble focusing.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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