Many Americans get less than the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep, which contributes directly to dangerously drowsy
According to a recent AAA Foundation study, many drivers who understood the risks of drowsy
driving admitted they had, nonetheless, driven while fatigued.
However, these figures may be grossly underestimated, and it is believed that possibly up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by drowsy
drivers, as many times it is difficult to determine if the fatality was a drowsy
Drivers who work the night shift, work multiple jobs, or have irregular work schedules are at increased risk for motor vehicle crashes caused by drowsy
Driving and What States Can Do," points out that nearly 83.
Driving while drowsy
can have the same consequences as driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol: Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability by reducing alertness and attentiveness, delaying reaction times, and hindering decision-making skills," the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) said in a policy statement published Nov.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai announced on July 7 that it is running an awareness campaign to deliver a number of messages to motorists emphasising the risks of driving while drowsy
With SensoFoil technology embedded in the steering wheel, the car is able to sense if a driver's hands are no longer moving--signaling a drowsy
or distracted driver.
It's very difficult to tell when a driver is sleepy, drowsy
Lack of sleep impairs driving ability, and driving drowsy
can be just as dangerous as distracted and, in some cases, impaired driving.
EEG data was recorded for 90 to 120 seconds in 4 scenarios: (1) a concentrated fully alert state; (2) blinking in drowsy
state; (3) eye closing in drowsy
state; and (4) yawning in drowsy
Washington, Oct 6 ( ANI ): New data suggests that 15 to 33 percent of fatal car accidents are caused by drowsy
drivers, but very little research has addressed what factors play a role in operating a vehicle in this impaired state.