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Paying the price of Drowsy Driving


Imagine this: You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in Eastern Washington, but you have to head home in the morning. Your friend goes to bed but even though you will leave early to get to work in time, you decide to stay up all night. By the time you have driven an hour, you’ve already stopped once for coffee to stay alert. You keep driving, and the next thing you remember you wake up in the hospital with a broken clavicle. Your friend in the passenger seat is in a coma and will be for weeks. She’ll spend a lifetime healing from her injuries. Imagine: You studied all night for a midterm exam. Campus is just a half hour away, but you decide to get an early start to school before traffic. You...

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