Transportation
9:10 am
Tue November 5, 2013

AAA Study Finds Alarming Rates Of Drowsy Driving

Triple A is out with a study that should be a wake-up call for those who drive while drowsy.  The problem of sleepy driving is more prevalent than you might realize.

A new study shows some 28 percent of drivers drive while extremely sleepy.
A new study shows some 28 percent of drivers drive while extremely sleepy.
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A study on sleepy driving commissioned by Triple ‘A’ finds that 28 percent of motorists reported being so tired in the past month they had a hard time keeping their eyes open.  Motorists between the ages of 19 and 24 were the most likely to report driving drowsy.  Elderly motorists and those between the ages of 16 and 18 were least likely to drive drowsy.

The study found that 95 percent of drivers believe it is somewhat or completely unacceptable  to drive when they are so tired it’s hard to keep their eyes open. Triple “A” urges all motorists to stop driving and pull over if experiencing any drowsy driving symptoms.

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