Americans are climbing behind the wheel and piling up the miles at record levels. All of that time increases the chances of running across the driver presenting a growing threat to road safety: the drowsy driver.
A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association partnered with State Farm Insurance highlights the effects of being tired behind the wheel: it can be as dangerous as driving drunk.
There are 83.6 million motorists “driving tired” on a daily basis, including a third of drivers acknowledging they drive drowsy at least once a month. One out of every seven drivers admitted to nodding off while driving at least once in their lives, the report noted. (more…)