For today’s blog entry, San Antonio’s Miracle Body and Paint will be discussing fatigue driving . A study from the National Sleep Foundation showed that about 60% (approximately 168 million) of adult drivers have driven even if they were feeling sleepy in the US. In fact, one third (103 million) of that figure have actually fallen asleep while driving. A portion even admitted that they have been involved in an auto accident or nearly crashed because they have dozed off. To support this, the National Traffic Safety Administration estimated that there were about 100,000 police-reported collisions as a result of driver fatigue yearly. So far it resulted into about an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. These shocking numbers may be just the start. There are a few reasons why it’s hard to attribute collisions to sleepiness or fatigue:
Everybody is at risk when it comes to fatigue driving, but sleep related crashes are more common in young people especially men as well as adults with children and those who have shifting work schedules. A poll released by the NFS revealed:
Stay tuned for the next instalment of San Antonio’s Miracle Body and Paint blog about fatigue driving.