Joey "Deez" Blog "Don't Nod Off and Drive"

August 9, 2016

Hey gang, Uncle Chris here filling in for The Prodigy,


We were talking about how drowsy driving can be as dangerious as drunk driving on the show today, and that reminded me of a time that I actually fell asleep while driving.


After a midnight viewing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, I was driving home at about 2:30am.  I had dropped off a couple of friends and I was heading to my house.  It was very late, I was very tired, and I was fighting to stay awake.


On a particularly long and boring stretch of road, I managed to fall asleep at the wheel.  My car veered off the road and up over the curb.  There was nothing on the side of the road except an empty field, and my car was straddling the curb, two wheels on the road, two wheels in the dirt.


The impact of my car jumping the curb woke me up and I frantically steered back into the street.  I was still sleepy enough to not realize for a block or two that the encounter with the curb had actually blown out both passenger side tires on my car.


I stopped and changed out one of the tires, but I had to drive another 5 miles or so on three good tires and one flat.  After having the car towed to a service center the next day and having to pay for two new tires, I resolved to never drive drowsy again.


How about you?  Have you ever fallen asleep at the wheel?  What happened?