Dangers of Drowsy Driving
A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that sleepiness or drowsiness played a role in 17-percent of all fatal car crashes. Drivers of the age of 16-24 were almost twice as likely to be involved in a drowsy driving car accident as drivers age 40-59.
This analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash data estimates that the percentage of car accidents caused by a drowsy driver is substantially higher than previously thought. Drowsy driving is the cause of:
- approximately one in six fatal crashes;
- one in eight crashes resulting in occupant hospitalization; and
- one in fourteen crashes in which a vehicle was towed.
Drowsy driving is very dangerous as it decreases awareness, slows reaction time, and impairs judgment.”
Please don’t drive drowsy!
To learn more visit the National Sleep Foundation and it’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week.®