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Drunk Driving VS. Drowsy Driving

Drunk Driving vs Drowsy Driving

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.

Drunk Driving vs Drowsy Driving

New research suggests drowsy driving may be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.

Drunk Driving vs Drowsy Driving

In every U.S. state, driving while intoxicated is neither acceptable nor legal under any circumstances.

Drunk Driving vs Drowsy Driving

Driving while drowsy can be combated with short naps, high-caffeine drinks, loud or engaging music, and half-hour breaks from driving.

Drunk Driving vs Drowsy Driving

Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk Driving

Over 10,000 people died in a single recent year as a result of alcohol-impaired collisions.

Drunk Driving

Almost a third of all U.S. traffic fatalities result from drunk driving.

Drunk Driving

With just two alcoholic drinks, cognitive function and multi-tasking severely declines. Driving safely impossible.

Drunk Driving

Drowsy Driving Statistics

Drowsy Driving

60 percent of adults have driven while sleep-deprived or drowsy.

Drowsy Driving

Almost 800 people died from drowsy driving accidents in a single recent year.

Drowsy Driving

Many factors affect drowsiness, including caffeine amounts, hours awake, hours driving, prescription side effects, and internal body clock.

Drowsy Driving

There were 90,000 crashes involving drowsy driving in one recent year.

Drowsy Driving
Sources:
  • https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812450/
  • https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2011-10-vitalsigns.pdf/
  • https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/drowsy-driving-vs-drunk-driving-how-similar-are-they/
  • https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drowsy-driving/
  • https://www.uclahealth.org/sleepcenter/drowsy-driving/
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