Dreaming and Driving

Sweet dreams, driver. Graphic Vivien Leung

Here’s something alarming. Dream catchers hanging from rearview mirrors. I see these on the highway all the time and it’s god damn terrifying.

So it got me to think, not only are you falling asleep behind the wheel. You are falling asleep behind the wheel so often that nightmares have become a problem.

How is that any safer than drunk driving?

“Hey Bill you know what the worst part of driving is?”

“Traffic? Head on collisions? Homicidal hitchhikers?”

“No, it’s the night terrors. I can’t stop getting all these night terrors when I drive.”

“Oh just get a dream catcher, stupid.”

This article originally appeared in Volume 31, Issue 03, published August 31, 2010.