You may have noticed some lit up signs if you’ve been driving on the NYS thruway recently. The New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee has introduced some new digital signs along the thruway which say phrases such as “Stay Awake, Stay Alive” or “Stop Drowsy Driving”. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that 16.5% of all police recorded deadly vehicle crashes involve drivers who are drowsy. Drivers tend to underestimate their drowsiness before getting behind the wheel, thinking that the will certainly be able to stay awake while driving. These signs help bring awareness to something we may not consider before getting behind the wheel. So remember, prioritize your well being and make sure you’re well rested before getting behind the wheel!