CDC: Driving drowsy is a major factor in traffic accidents, deaths

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Driving drowsy is a major factor in traffic accidents and deaths in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quizzed more than 150,000 drivers and found one out of every 25 reported falling asleep while driving in the month prior to the survey.

Researchers say the numbers may underestimate the problem — as they reflect those who realized they had fallen asleep while behind the wheel.

Drowsy drivers who don’t fall asleep, still pose a risk!

Federal statistics say 2.5% of fatal motor vehicle crashes and 2% of crashes with non-fatal injuries involve drowsy drivers.

CLICK HERE for more on the study via the CDC’s website.