Shrewsbury woman backs 'don't drive tired' campaign

A woman from Shrewsbury who lost her husband after he fell asleep at the wheel has backed a campaign which urges male drivers to wake up to dangers of tired driving.

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'There's always one time where you won't stop yourself'

A woman from Shrewsbury has backed a 'don't drive tired' campaign after losing her husband when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Speaking to ITV News Central she said: "So many people say to me I've done that before, I've caught myself doing that, I've managed to stop myself just in time.

"There's always that one time where you won't stop yourself or the worst could happen and end up hurting yourself. It's not just hurting yourself, there's also the person in the other car to consider, families. It can be devastating."

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Shrewsbury woman backs 'don't drive tired' campaign

A woman from Shrewsbury, who lost her husband after he fell asleep at the wheel, has backed a campaign which urges male drivers to wake up to dangers of tired driving.

Vicki Radford from Shrewsbury lost her husband after he fell asleep whilst driving.

Vicki Radford from Shrewsbury Credit: ITV News Central

A survey from road charity Brake has today revealed that one in three drivers have admitted nodding off behind the wheel.

The charity said it is estimated that one in five deaths on UK roads are a result of tiredness.

It also found that men were more likely to drive on very little sleep than women.

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