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New Research Out From AAA Says Drowsiness Could Play a Part in Nearly 10 Percent of All Crashes

Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Claire Etheridge
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Drowsy driving could be responsible for thousands more deaths on U.S. roads every year than first thought. New research out from AAA says drowsiness could play a part in nearly 10 percent of all crashes. In the last month, 29 percent of drivers admit to being behind the wheel when they had a hard time keeping their eyes open.

Researchers and police have long suspected drowsy driving was an underreported factor in crashes. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults get least seven hours of sleep a night. Researchers say when people get less than that and drive drowsy, it can be as dangerous as driving drunk, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave.

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