Drowsy Driving More Prevalent Than Federal Estimates

Lima, OH (WIMA) - The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says the percentage of crashes involving drowsy driving is nearly 8 times higher than federal estimates.

A driving face cam study showed 9.5% of all crashes showed drowsiness within 3 minutes of the crash, while federal estimates say it is only 1 to 2%.

Drowsiness is hard to detect following a wreck, making drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting more than the suggested 7 hours of sleep per day to stay fully awake while driving.

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