Driving While Drowsy is More Dangerous Than You Might Think

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Yawning & Driving Don’t Mix

Believe it or not, an estimated 1 in 25 drivers report having fallen asleep while behind the wheel in the past thirty days. Driving while drowsy is one of the most hazardous situations you can put yourself in and has often been compared to driving while intoxicated. If you wouldn’t get behind the wheel drunk, think twice about driving while tired.

According to the CDC, driving while drowsy makes drivers less able to pay attention to the road ahead, slows reaction time, and affects your ability to make good driving decisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that over 72,000 crashes and 6,000 fatalities occur each year because of drowsy driving.

What are the warning signs? Yawning or blinking frequently, difficulty remembering the past few miles, missing exits, drifting from lane to lane, and hitting rumble strips are indicators that you are too tired to drive. Although people who do not get enough sleep are likely to drive drowsy, it also occurs with people who have sleep disorders, people who change work shifts, and people who take certain medicines.

How can you prevent it? Get enough sleep! Each adult needs between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. You should pull over if you are too tired, and take a break. You can also roll down the windows, listen to the radio, chew ice chips, and drink caffeine. Or you can test drive one of our many Nissan models at Dale Earnhardt in Charlotte, NC and the thrill we keep you awake for sure!

The myChevrolet Mobile App: Keeping You and Your Car Connected

myChevrolet Mobile App

Your Chevy Gets A Mobile Upgrade

Chevy recently announced that it will be showcasing an upgraded version of the myChevrolet App at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Currently available through OnStar RemoteLink apps, myChevrolet provides a user friendly was to stay better connected while in your car.

The myChevrolet mobile app lest you have easier mobile access to things like roadside assistance, parking reminders, owner’s manual information, vehicle diagnostics, Wi-Fi hotspots, and even key fob commands, according to Chevy. Basically, myChevrolet is keeping you better connected to your car.

“The myChevrolet app will be the most comprehensive vehicle app available – and will support the ownership experience over the life of the vehicle,” said Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “By integrating OnStar RemoteLink features into the myChevrolet app, we’re creating a one-stop-app for owners to manage their vehicle with one user profile and unified log-in.”

Chevy owners have already used a version of myChevrolet up to 50 million times in 2015. The new app will come with streamlined systems, a more user-friendly interface, and more. It is now available on select 2010 and newer retail Chevy models at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Charlotte, NC.