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One Out Of Nine Drivers Has Fallen Asleep At The Wheel This Year

Posted in Pictures, Video, Commercials, Media by wolferadio11 on November 9, 2010

If I said that one out of nine people has fallen asleep at the wheel, you’d probably say that sounds a little high. Which is why the results of this survey seem INSANE. According to the Triple-A Foundation for Traffic Safety, 11% of drivers or one out of nine say they’ve fallen asleep at the wheel. But it gets worse. Because that only covers THIS YEAR. And those are just the ones who LIVED TO TELL about it.
–More than a quarter of the people who’ve fallen asleep behind the wheel this year say it’s happened in the past month.
–Overall, 41% of people . . . or about two out of every five drivers . . . say that they’ve fallen asleep at the wheel at some point.
–The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that about 16.5% of all car accidents in the U.S. . . . or about one out of every six . . . involves a driver who’s either asleep or drowsy.
–Men are 61% more likely than women to have an accident because they’re asleep or drowsy.

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