Drowsy driving epidemic: Tired motorists causing 8 times as many crashes as once thought
Drowsy driving plays a role in nearly eight times as many accidents as federal estimates suggest, according to a study released Thursday.
Using in-vehicle camera footage of thousands of drivers who had agreed to participate in the study, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded that motorists are falling asleep at the wheel at alarming rates.
The AAA study examined more than 700 crashes, analyzing three minutes of video of drivers' faces leading up to the accidents. They used a scientific gauge to determine whether the driver was sleepy.
In about 9.5% of crashes, drowsiness was a... read more
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