Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Safety device might end drowsy driving.(Business)

Byline: K.C. Mason Journal Staff Writer

* Prototype may be tested on long-haul truckers

SANTA FE You have been driving on the interstate for a couple of hours and the effects of the coffee you drank at the last pit stop are wearing off. Your eyelids are getting heavy.

You try rolling down the window, turning up the music, pinching your cheeks, eating hard candy or lighting a cigarette. Finally, you know the only safe thing to do is pull over, stretch and walk around a little or even catch a few Zs at the rest stop.

If there is another driver, it's time to switch.

For drivers who don't recognize the danger signs of drowsiness, Santa Fe businessman Philip Kithil of Advanced Safety Concepts, Inc. …

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