Thursday, April 2, 2009

Huge Toll From Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is a factor in more than 100,000 crashes, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But Darrel Drobnich of the National Sleep Foundation says the numbers are much higher: 71,000 injuries and more than 5,500 deaths a year. "It's a huge problem that's largely gone unreported because we don't have good, hard police data," he says. Read more.

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