Study finds drowsy driving is leading to more accidents
Study finds drowsy driving is leading to more accidents
Study: More drivers asleep at the wheel than you realize
11 February, 2018, 13:08
The research, carried out by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that the "proportion of crashes in which drowsiness was evident was over three times as great during the nighttime hours", according to Brian Tefft, a senior researcher at the foundation.
"What we found was that about 9 percent of crashes overall and about 11 percent of police reportable crashes involved drowsiness".
A recent AAA Foundation survey found almost all drivers, or 96 percent, said they viewed drowsy driving as a serious safety threat.
"By conducting an in-depth analysis using video of everyday drivers, we can now better assess if a driver was tired in the moments leading up to a crash", Yang said.
Researchers deemed drivers drowsy if their eyes were more than 80 percent closed in 12 percent or more of the video frames in the last minutes before the collisions, AAA said.
Getting only four hours of sleep at night can have an effect similar to drunk driving.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nine and a half percent of all crashes are caused by drowsy driving.
The study says USA government statistics indicate that only about 1% to 2% of all accidents involve driving while drowsy, but research has suggested that the problem might be much bigger.
Heavy Pakistan shelling along LoC in Rajouri district
Besides, Pakistani troops also launched mortar shells in Khadi Karmara and Chakan Da Bagh forward areas in Poonch on Saturday. A Defence spokesperson said the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the Pakistani firing and shelling.
In the study - 29 percent of those surveyed admitted to having trouble keeping their eyes open while driving in the past month.
Knowing the warning signs of drowsiness can help drivers avoid dozing off behind the wheel.
Drowsy driving could be responsible for thousands more deaths on USA roads every year than first thought.
AAA says coffee, rolling down the windows and singing out loud won't keep you awake.
- Do not underestimate the power of a quick nap. "Your body's need for sleep will eventually override your brain's attempts to stay awake", said William Van Tassel, manager of Driver Training for AAA.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has worked with AAA and other organizations to collect data about drowsy driving, craft education programs and design infrastructure solutions, such as cutting rumble strips in highways to alert drivers when they running off the road. Researchers say it's one of the most underreported problems for traffic safety.
For the study released on Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, researchers followed 3,500 people in six locations for several months between October 2010 and December 2013.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he was in talks with Zuma about his future as the president of the country. Opposition parties have also asked for the vote of no confidence against Zuma set for February 22 to be brought forward.
This year and the last have clearly been the best two seasons of Walker's career as he also made the All-Star Game last year. He was selected by National Basketball Association head coaches as an All-Star reserve and drafted to Team LeBron by James.
Environment Canada's forecast said Toronto could also see between 2 cm to 4 cm of snow and ice pellets, along with freezing rain. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery, the agency says.
Interesting post? Please share! "I think it is important for the belief of the team", he told reporters at Wembley . ARSENE WENGER will not prioritise the Europa League - despite virtually conceding Arsenal's top-four hopes.
Capital Asset Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in Gilead Sciences during the second quarter worth $875,000. (NYSE:C). The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 25. (NASDAQ: GILD ) on Tuesday, January 30 to "Buy" rating.
Mr Lopez says Bollinger "knelt down on the ground and that he knelt down along her left side and slightly in front of her". Lopez told police that he meant to meet up with Bollinger and convince her not to kill herself, the affidavit stated.
And Isco also revealed there was contact from Barcelona after they lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. I have my daughter every day on Facetime. "It's a lie that I want Isco to be sold in the summer".
Turkish military says another soldier killed in Syria
Last Saturday, seven Turkish troops died in the worst single-day loss of the operation so far, with five killed in a tank attack. She called for an immediate end to the fighting, adding that the siege "means there is nowhere for them to escape".
Catastrophe star Rob Delaney's son dies of cancer at age 2
He had undergone surgery to remove the tumour early a year ago , but the cancer then returned and he passed away in January. The cancer returned in the fall of 2017, and Henry died in January, Delaney wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.
Canada leads team figure skating competition
After Kristi Yamaguchi won gold in 1992, at least one Asian-American figure skater has competed in every Olympic since then. It's hard to believe that the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are upon us! "We strategically planned out the next few days".
Tesla (TSLA) Upgraded at Vetr
Oppenheimer & Company Inc increased Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) stake by 10,889 shares to 32,784 valued at $6.42M in 2017Q3. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $385.00 target price on Tesla and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday.
Uber agrees to $245m payout to settle Waymo dispute
Uber has settled a lawsuit alleging that it ripped off self-driving auto technology from Google's autonomous vehicle division. Kalanick released a statement in which he was not almost as conciliatory as the man who succeeded him in Uber's top job.
Revenue Estimates of: Wells Fargo & Company
It owns, exclusively licenses, or has the sole right to sublicense approximately 4,200 patents issued and pending worldwide. Union Comml Bank Corporation invested in 0.2% or 10,522 shares. 13 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes.