Asleep at the Wheel: 'Drowsy Driving' Incidence at 4% — Physician’s First Watch
Asleep at the Wheel: 'Drowsy Driving' Incidence at 4%
Drowsy driving remains a problem in the U.S. — 4.2% of nearly 150,000 survey respondents said they had fallen asleep at the wheel during the previous month, researchers report in MMWR.
Risk factors included sleeping 6 or fewer hours per day, snoring, and falling asleep unintentionally during the day. The authors reiterate prevention tips and note that only pulling off the road and resting can help a sleepy driver.