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Drunk driving is universally scorned, as it should be, but did you know that driving after a bad night’s sleep can be just as dangerous? It’s true: According to a National Safety Council study on fatigue, “Losing even two hours of sleep is similar to the effect of having three beers.” And if you’re up for 20 hours straight? Well, you might as well be legally drunk. Considering the fact that a third of us don’t get as much sleep as we should, uh, yikes.
We’re not going to stop by your house every night to make sure you’re tucked in on time (because that would be weird for both of us), but we can offer another solution in the form of the Ridy Distracted Driving Alert Device.
This compact gadget gets mounted onto your windshield, where it uses machine vision analytics to determine whether or not you’re concentrated on driving — even if you’re wearing glasses — by analyzing your blinking frequency, eye movement, and other facial expression patterns. If you start dozing off or turn away from the road to take a peek at your phone, it’ll alert you with a few beeps and a stern warning.
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Whether you’re behind the wheel late at night, embarking on a long-haul trip, or happen to be the parent of a young driver, the Ridy should be your constant car companion. For a limited time, you can pick one up in the Mashable Shop for $99 — 23% off the original price of $129. You can also get an early Black Friday discount when you use the promo code EBFSD15.