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Asleep at the Wheel: 'Drowsy Driving' Incidence at 4% — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
January 4, 2013

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.

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