Miracle Body and Paint in San Antonio Texas will be discussing the dangers of fatigue driving in a two-part blog post. Be sure to check back in regularly for more auto tips, tricks and advises that can help you drive better and safer.
The National Sleep Foundation in the US conducted a study which showed that there is about 60% or around 168 million adult drivers who drove while experiencing fatigue. In the said study, one third or approximately 103 million respondents have actually fallen asleep while driving. A portion of the respondents from the study even admitted that it their dozing off has caused them to be involved in an auto accident. The National Traffic Safety Administration further supported this by reporting that there were about an estimated 100,000 yearly police-reported auto accidents from fatigue driving. These accidents have now came down to staggering 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. These shocking numbers are still on a rise.
It’s difficult to attribute collisions to sleepiness or fatigue due to these reasons:
No driver is safe when it comes to fatigue driving. Studies show that sleep-related crashes are more common in young people. Men, adults with children and those who have shifting work schedules are the ones who are often involved in these cases. In fact, a poll released by the NFS revealed:
Be sure to stay tuned for the next installment of San Antonio’s Miracle Body and Paint blog about fatigue driving.