Bankrate’s Elizabeth Revelli wrote a very insightful article on the dangers of drowsy driving.
Often taking a back seat to more topical issues, driving while sleepy can result in many of the same tragedies as drunk driving.
According to the article, Most drivers understand the dangers of drinking and driving and texting and driving, but many people underestimate the dangers of drowsy driving.
Each year, drowsy driving accounts for about 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).
In addition, a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drowsiness was a contributing factor in up to 9.5 percent of all crashes and 10.8 percent of crashes that included airbag deployment, injury or significant property damage.