Drowsy driving is a serious problem on roads in California and all over the country. In a survey conducted by AAA, nearly 33% of respondents said they had driven at least once in the prior month while they could hardly keep their eyes open. In a study of 1,767 people, Consumer Reports found that one in five people who take prescription sleeping pills had driven within seven hours of taking them. Most sleep aids advise users to sleep for at least seven hours after administration.
Californians who regularly fly may be interested to learn that two Transportation Security Administration officers at Miami International Airport were suspended with pay in July after a noose was found in a bagging screening area. In a statement, TSA stated that the item was immediately removed upon its discovery and that an investigation has been launched into the issue.