Experts identify three types of distractions: manual, visual, cognitive. Both drunk driving and drowsy driving can cause cognitive delays and deficiencies, erratic manual motions, and poor vision.
New research suggests drowsy driving may be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
In every U.S. state, driving while intoxicated is neither acceptable nor legal under any circumstances.
Driving while drowsy can be combated with short naps, high-caffeine drinks, loud or engaging music, and half-hour breaks from driving.
Drunk Driving Statistics
Over 10,000 people died in a single recent year as a result of alcohol-impaired collisions.
Almost a third of all U.S. traffic fatalities result from drunk driving.
With just two alcoholic drinks, cognitive function and multi-tasking severely declines. Driving safely impossible.
Drowsy Driving Statistics
60 percent of adults have driven while sleep-deprived or drowsy.
Almost 800 people died from drowsy driving accidents in a single recent year.
Many factors affect drowsiness, including caffeine amounts, hours awake, hours driving, prescription side effects, and internal body clock.
There were 90,000 crashes involving drowsy driving in one recent year.