New Study Discusses Who Is At Risk from Drowsy Driving

by | January 4th, 2013

Jan. 4, 2012

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that an alarmingly high number of motorists get behind the wheel of a vehicle without enough rest. So who is really at risk, and what can be done to stop the problem?

An article from CBS-New York examined the study’s findings, stating that researchers concluded an estimated one in 24 adult drivers had fallen asleep while driving at least once. The data was collected from more than 147,000 surveys. It also showed that male drivers and drivers between 25 and 34-years-old were at the highest risk of driving drowsy.

Many drowsy drivers cited tricks like playing loud music or rolling down a window for fresh air to ward off sleepiness. But experts say these strategies put the drowsy drivers at risk of a Buffalo Auto Accident that could result in injuries to themselves or other motorists around them. That is why it is suggested that drivers pull over at safe locations to take a short nap if they begin feeling tired.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices are hopeful the study will work to educate the public about the dangers of drowsy driving, and that the knowledge gained will encourage motorists to always get plenty of rest before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.