CDC Drowsy Driving Study – Are You at Risk?

This month the CDC released a new study titled, “Drowsy Driving and Risk Behaviors” and found that 25% of fatal motor vehicle accidents involve drowsy driving. It’s important to know the risk factors for drowsy driving to keep yourself safe on the road. Below you’ll find a list of risk factors and prevention tips.

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  • Regularly get less than 6 hours of sleep at night
  • Have sleep problems such as snoring or sleep apnea
  • Are a male under the age of 25
  • Binge drink once a month or more (4-5 drinks)
  • Don’t wear your seat belt regularly

Identifying with even one of these risk factors makes you at least 2 times more susceptible to drowsy driving. It’s also important to understand the warning signs of drowsy driving. If you notice any of the following warning signs, switch drivers or take a break and rest before you continue driving.


  • Frequent blinking or heavy eyelids
  • Difficulty focusing – not remembering the last few miles, missing exits or turns
  • Turning up the radio or rolling down the windows to stay awake
  • Drifting from your lane or hitting a shoulder rumble strip
  • Slower reaction time or impaired judgment

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