Tip #4: Drowsy? Pull Over.
- Drowsiness is a significant problem that increases a driver's risk of a crash or near-crash by at least a factor of four. Driving while severely drowsy increases the risk to up to 8.5 times.
- Statistics show that 100,000 police-reported crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 deaths occur due to drowsy driving each year in the U.S.
- Sixty percent of adult drivers - about 168 million people - say they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year.
- Sources: NHTSA and VTTI, NSF