Canadian Road Safety News Digest

It’s time to wake up to the dangers of drowsy driving

January 7, 2015   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on January 22, 2015

Globe and Mail (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Distracted driving has gained attention recently with increasing concerns about the risks associated with cellphone use and other multitasking behaviours behind the wheel. And drunk driving has been on our radar for decades now. This article is about another dangerous driving condition, one that is frequently ignored or minimized by drivers: drowsiness.

According to the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation for Traffic Safety, 21 per cent of fatal U.S. car crashes involve drivers who are drowsy – driving while sleepy or falling asleep at the wheel.

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