Sleep Less Than 7 Hours? Pay the Consequences
According to a study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly two-times as likely to be in an accident. This report is disturbing, when piggy-backed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings, that 35% of drivers don’t sleep for the recommended 7 hours per day. With drowsy driving affecting more than 1 in 5 fatal accidents this year, AAA warns of possible deadly consequences. 97% of questioned drivers view drowsy driving as completely unacceptable behavior that compromises safety. 33% of those drivers, admitted to driving so drowsy they could, “barely keep their eyes open” in the last month.