Two of Five Drivers Admit to Falling Asleep at the Wheel

A new study from AAA shows two of every five drivers admits to falling asleep behind the wheel.

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A study from AAA shows two of every five drivers admits to falling asleep behind the wheel.

A new study from AAA shows two of every five drivers admits to falling asleep behind the wheel.  One in ten says it occurred sometime in the last year.

Officials say sleepiness has the same effect as drugs or alcohol when behind the wheel…awareness is decreased, reaction time is slowed, and judgment is impaired.  The National Highway Safety Administration estimates a drowsy driver is responsible for 14 personal damage accidents, 8 personal injury accidents, and 6 fatal crashes each year.

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