January 17, 2011 2:36 am at 2:36 am #594256eclipseMember
When you sneeze,your eyes automatically shut tight.
Don’t sneeze and drive.January 17, 2011 3:09 am at 3:09 am #730256Sender AvMember
I was just speaking with my father about this the other day. He sneezed while driving and I asked “do you ever think there was a car accident cased by a sneeze”?
Also for Shabbos: When you dont drive…drink!January 17, 2011 3:15 am at 3:15 am #730257hudiParticipant
Very true. And if you just need to sneeze and can’t make it stop, try rubbing your tongue on the roof of your mouth.January 17, 2011 3:54 am at 3:54 am #730258
You can close your eyes for second while driving- nothing will happen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep while driving, for a couple a seconds and bli ayin hora, nothing happenned.January 17, 2011 4:01 am at 4:01 am #730259oomisParticipant
Health, by all means PLEASE let us know when you plan to be on the road, so we can be elsewhere… 🙂
Seriously though, if that is happening, then you really should not be driving when you are that tired. We lost a dear friend who succumbed to his injuries, several days after hit a tree when he dozed off for “a few seconds.” No one’s family should go through such a loss.January 17, 2011 4:05 am at 4:05 am #730260
health- i wish you well and hope you live to see your grandchildren,a reel car is not those that the kids play with,you know the matchbox ones, and by the way can you tell me which highway to avoid?lol!January 17, 2011 4:24 am at 4:24 am #730261
I’ve been falling asleep so many times over so many years, I don’t even remember when I first did it. B”H, I’m finished my schooling. Studying in the Health Sciences and doing rotations can be very tiring.January 17, 2011 4:37 am at 4:37 am #730262mewhoParticipant
health, next time nap when you are NOT behind the wheel.January 17, 2011 5:11 am at 5:11 am #730263
my 22 y.o. niece and her 27 y.o. husband were tragically killed in a MVA when he allegedly fell asleep @ the wheel. R’L. …B’H, their 4 month old son survived w/o a scratch.
please pull over & rest as needed!! enuff said!January 17, 2011 5:42 am at 5:42 am #730264NonsenseMember
Are you supposed to wash Negel Vasser when you wake up in middle of driving?January 17, 2011 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #730265
you only need to wash your hands if you slep for more then half an hour, hope nobody sleeps that long behind the wheel…January 17, 2011 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #730266oomisParticipant
“my 22 y.o. niece and her 27 y.o. husband were tragically killed in a MVA when he allegedly fell asleep @ the wheel. R’L. …B’H, their 4 month old son survived w/o a scratch.”
I remember hearing of such a tragedy some time ago. I am so sorry for your family’s loss.January 17, 2011 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #730267seeallsidesParticipant
right deiyezooger – sleep for more than a half an hour – sleep forever chas v’shalom – please don’t drive when you are tired and don’t text while driving.January 17, 2011 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #730268
We beg you, please be more careful; we want to keep on seeing you in the coffee room, not c”v in the news section!January 17, 2011 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #730269
thank you, oomis1105.
it was Chol HaMoed Succos 3 yrs ago.January 17, 2011 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #730270PosterMember
always here, I knew your niece, she was in my grade. A wonderful girl. May her memory be blessed and may your family always have simchos and nachas.January 17, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #730271twiggyMember
eclipse- dont sneeze and drive
thats not true cuz when you sneeze even behind the wheel your hands are still in control of the wheel. when you doze off, the steering wheel gains control. simpleJanuary 17, 2011 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #730272
While falling asleep while driving is a cause of accidents and I see it bothers everyone here (which it should); does it bother you when people don’t buckle up or when they talk or text? Falling asleep -noone does consciously, but everything else they do with knowing, yet they continue to do it! Why is it so prevalent?January 17, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #730273
The answer (for me) is yes to all of your questions, to varying derees.January 17, 2011 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #730274YummyYummyMember
supposedly its impossible to sneeze with ur eyes open. i wonder if ur eyeballs would pop out.January 17, 2011 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #730275
Yummy you’re so Funny! I guess I could start a new speciality in medicine- Eyeball Stuffer. Can’t you see the ads now- If you sneeze and your eyes have popped -come to so and so for a push in!January 17, 2011 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #730276yaff80Participant
HEALTH: I aint a qualified Rabbi by any stretch of the imagination. However I am sure most people will agree, that someone who gets behind the wheel knowing that he is tired, has the din of a Roidef.
Haba lehargecha hashkeim lehargoi.
You had better hide your identity, or else next time I see you behind the wheel I may end up reporting you.
The sensible solution is If you feel lethargic, take a nap before getting in that car, or get another driver to take you from a to b!January 17, 2011 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #730277not IMember
Health. A Family member was always falling asleep at the wheel and everywhere else for that matter.. He got himself checked and it turns out he suffers from Sleep Apnea!
Check it out. He sleeps with a machine and now he feels more refreshed etc..
I assume you know all about it with a screen name like yours..January 17, 2011 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #730278twiggyMember
try it. i did and i just didnt end up sneezing…lolJanuary 17, 2011 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm #730279
“I knew your niece, she was in my grade. A wonderful girl. May her memory be blessed and may your family always have simchos and nachas.”
thank you, Poster for your kind words. Amen!!January 18, 2011 1:25 am at 1:25 am #730280
We all remember that very sad and tragic story, but how can we know if the driver fell asleep?
BTW how is the little miracle survivor doing?January 18, 2011 1:45 am at 1:45 am #730282
oy, Mods– maybe I’m giving out a little too much info on my identity?! :/January 18, 2011 2:43 am at 2:43 am #730284
yaff80- Just out of curiosity -do you go out everday in the street and when you see people talking on the phone (not hands-free), texting, speeding, blowing stop signs or red lights, do you go and report it?January 18, 2011 2:48 am at 2:48 am #730285
oh health, I wont report you but I will definetly BEEEEEEEEEEEP…January 19, 2011 6:41 am at 6:41 am #730286
I am very unhappy when my (married)children call me while they’re driving, even on speaker/handsfree– veryy distracting IMO!: I try to cut short the conversation asap.
texting is wayy worse, IMO, because the eyes go to the text, not the road!
and no one speeds in the car when I’m in it!
real sakunas! 🙁
(btw~ I don’t drive.)
driving home from my older daughter’s first date with her (prospective) chosson, he pulled over to rest for a good 15 plus minutes. 2 wise young people! He’s still very makpid about this… esp. because he has the whole family aboard now. B’H for sechel! 🙂January 20, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #730287yaff80Participant
You may be correct to a certain extent, but your comparison is not that valid.
A texter/talker etc is conscious at least of their actions, although not totaly alert.
A sleeper is neither conscious nor alert.
I guess you took offence as the guilt is staring you in the face!
(Get some sleep, when you wake up, hopefully this may prove to be nothing more than a dream/nightmare)!January 20, 2011 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #730288
yaff80, a rodeph is a rodeph.January 20, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #730289nfgo3Member
Don’t blink and drive?January 21, 2011 3:34 am at 3:34 am #730290
Yaff 80 -That’s exactly my point. You seem more disturbed that someone falls asleep during driving than someone doing other things. The guy who falls asleep isn’t conscious of what he is doing. It shouldn’t be worse than the other negligent acts which are done on purpose!
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