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Morning Commuters Most Likely to be Asleep at the Wheel

Study shows morning hours most likely to have drowsy drivers.

by on Nov.09, 2016

A new study shows that contrary to popular belief, most drowsy-driving-related roadway deaths occur in the morning.

That guy who continues to drift into your lane during your morning commute to work may not be trying to drink coffee, shave and eat all at the same time — he may be nodding off behind the wheel.

Contrary to popular belief, it is the early morning that is when roadway fatalities spike due to drowsy driving, according to new study by SleepJunkie, a website aimed at improving sleeping habits.

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The most dangerous time is 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. with the book-end time slots – 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. — posting the second- and third-most fatal times, according to the report using National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. (more…)

After Long Decline, Traffic Deaths Again on the Rise

"These numbers are a wake-up call," warns Rosekind.

by on Nov.24, 2015

Government data suggest distracted driving is responsible for at least 10% of fatalities.

Traffic deaths spiked by 8% during the first half of the year, according to a new federal report, reversing a decade-long downward trend.

Officials point to a variety of factors that may be behind the unexpected increase, including both lower fuel prices and the improving economy. That has led to more Americans driving more frequently and for longer distances. A new AAA report, for example, indicates 42 million Americans will drive at least 42 miles over the coming Thanksgiving holiday.

Required Reading!

“These numbers are a wake-up call,” said Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


July 4 Holiday Likely to be a Deadly One

National Safety Council predicts highest highway fatality rate in 7 years.

by on Jun.29, 2015

Highway deaths are expected to surge over the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

With highway fatalities already on the rise after years of steady decline, the upcoming Independence Day holiday could be a particularly deadly one.

As many as 409 Americans will be killed on the road during the long weekend, with another 49,500 injured, forecasts the National Safety Council. That would be the highest number for an Independence Day holiday since 2008 if the numbers prove accurate.

Keeping You Safe!

“Drivers always need to be vigilant, but this weekend, focus on the safety of your family,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “A few precautions can help ensure a memorable weekend. Spending the holiday with family is preferable to spending time in the ER.”