Drowsy Motorists Cause one in five Fatal Crashes

 

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Drowsy driving is estimated to cause up to 20 percent of all road fatalities, but the extent of the problem is not fully known, according to experts. Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report Privacy & Trust Info MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) Nearly 84 million sleep -deprived Americans take to the roads every day. And, drowsy driving was a factor in crashes that claimed about 5,000 lives last year, a new report shows.

Nodding off for a split second and actually falling asleep at the wheel are two different things. Drowsiness was involved in one of five fatal crashes nationwide last year. An estimated 328,000.

According to NWI Times, drowsy driving was a contributing factor to one out of every five fatal auto accidents last year. Drowsy driving also played a big role in causing crashes involving serious injuries. In total, 328,000 auto accidents involved a drowsy driver, and drowsy drivers were involved in 109,000 injury crashes and 6,400 deadly accidents. And, drowsy driving was a factor in crashes that claimed about 5,000 lives last year, a new report shows.

Traffic deaths rose almost 8 percent in the United States in 2015. Drowsy driving is estimated to cause up to 20 percent of all road fatalities, but the extent of the problem is not fully known, according to experts. Drowsy driving crashes have become very common and are a leading reason why fatal motor vehicle accidents happen. Because of the absence of an objective test for drowsiness, it can sometimes be a challenge to show that fatigue was the cause of a crash.

This means drowsy driving could actually be an underreported problem that is worse than. Drowsy driving causes 1 in 5 fatal crashes: report (HealthDay)—Nearly 84 million sleep-deprived Americans take to the roads every day. And, drowsy.

And, drowsy driving was a factor in crashes that claimed about 5,000 lives last year, a new report shows. Traffic deaths rose almost 8 percent in the United States in 2015. WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 3, 2014) – According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than one-in-five (21 percent) fatal crashes involve driver fatigue. These results help confirm what safety experts have long suspected: the prevalence of drowsy driving is much greater than official statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) currently indicate.

NHTSA estimates that in 2017, 91,000 police-reported crashes involved drowsy drivers. These crashes led to an estimated 50,000 people injured and nearly 800 deaths. But there is broad agreement across the traffic safety, sleep science, and public health communities that this.

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Many sleepiness-related accidents are fatal, because the driver (who is asleep) makes no effort to avoid the crash.

“A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems” by Jodi A. Mindell, Judith A. Owens
from A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems
by Jodi A. Mindell, Judith A. Owens
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

As a result, car crashes caused by drowsiness tend to be far more deadly than those caused by alcohol or drugs.

“Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by Matthew Walker
from Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker
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Approximately 1 million crashes annually (one-sixth of all crashes) are thought to be produced by driver inattention or lapses.35a,35b Sleep deprivation and fatigue make such lapses more likely to occur.

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from Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

This depends on crash reports from police who often have limited expertise in drowsy driving or assign causes erroneously (e.g. a crash may be blamed on excessive speed when the driver may have not slept for 24h and exhibited increased risk taking and poor judgement).

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by Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2020

Sleepiness-related motor vehicle crashes have a fatality rate and injury severity level similar to those of alcohol-related crashes.

“The Neuroscience of Sleep” by Robert Stickgold, Matthew P. Walker
from The Neuroscience of Sleep
by Robert Stickgold, Matthew P. Walker
Elsevier Science, 2010

In European nations and Australia, where crash reporting is more consistent, the estimate of drowsy driving as a cause of motor vehicle crashes is 10–30% (National Sleep Foundation, 2008).

“Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness” by Robert J. Gatchel, Izabela Z. Schultz
from Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness
by Robert J. Gatchel, Izabela Z. Schultz
Springer US, 2012

Nearly one third of all trucking accidents that are fatal to the driver are related to sleepiness and fatigue.

“Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders” by Walter George Bradley
from Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders
by Walter George Bradley
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004

The NHTSA report cites several studies which conclude that the use of certain sedating medications increases drowsiness, thereby increasing the risk of a drowsy-driving crash.

“Drunk Driving Defense” by Lawrence Taylor, Steven Oberman
from Drunk Driving Defense
by Lawrence Taylor, Steven Oberman
Aspen Publishers, 2006

Crashes and Fatalities Related to Driver Drowsiness/Fatigue.

“Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem” by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research, Bruce M. Altevogt, Harvey R. Colten
from Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem
by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2006

21% of fatal road accidents were due to drowsiness according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety between the year 2009 to 2013 [2] and 54% of adult driver’s drive despite in the state of drowsiness [3].

“Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2019” by Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah
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by Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah
Centre for Advanced Research on Energy, 2019

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  • its same thing everywhere, those who actually care about others, suffer the most. He considered for safety of people in car before their own, tried to avoid direct hit and ended up dying!! If he was selfish enough for his own safety, he would have rammed into the car and probably be alive!!

  • Please, if there are any shocked fans out here in the chat section, give a like to this comment! I wanna see how many shocked fans there are. SHOCKING!!!

  • Somebody 15 is going to accidentally stumble into this song and and learn for the first time what a fucking epic artist Eminem was at his peak.

  • This guy isn’t a bad driver like most of you have said. This guy is a great driver. Why great? This guy drove for a minute while power napping. Half of you out there can’t drive while you are awake. Yes, sleeping while driving is bad, but driving when you don’t have the skills, or car to is worse, so much worse.

  • His little brother isn’t his intruder.. hate to break it to y’all but this story was entirely fictional, listen to bad guy, it’s about Mathew coming back and stabbing Eminem ironically the guy who broke into Eminem’s home was named mathew

  • This is real story of me
    I used to get sleep like 4hrs a day and go work until one day my body gave up and I fail asleep while driving and hit my brother car but luckily nothing happened to me or cars
    When ever I feel my self tired I pull over right away now I am truck driving so I drive long distance i pull over soon I see my eyes red and yawning �� this is where u gonna fail asleep any moments trust me

  • I’ve been in that accident once. My and my older sister were in the car with aunt-in law along with our 2 cousins. One of my cousins couldn’t calm down, as my aunt-in-law said. We were about to go to the Skating Ring. I was just silent in the car until the car violently swerved. My body starting burning with adrenaline after that happened. I stayed silent throughout all of my aunt-in law’s yelling and arguing with my cousin. After that commotion, we went to Putt Putt instead.

  • Uhm I hate to ruin the moment but a headshot does not spray blood like that, at most his brains will paint the windows… But the blood on immediate effect… Nahh

  • Solution for me: When I yawn once or twice, that is the sign for me to start listening to my collection of favourite songs. Choose songs that trigger your brain to wake up, or to make you sing along, or have a karaoke. Microsleep is very dangerous for the driver of a fast moving car!

  • It’s really sad but to be honest, that truck driver is no hero. He shouldn’t have to avoid anything if he had just increased his following distance and reduced his speed ESPECIALLY in heavy traffic.

  • So it is 10 years ago since my family broke down because of my mother’s illness.. schizophrenic phases turned out like she was an fallen angel, because she was an angel, who was obsessed with a demon, who won over her personality… And now the angel in her will never get back, I don’t know who she turned into. I don’t know my mother anymore. This song remembers me of my everyday way to school, when I was crying, why she was hating me from one day to the other. I do still love you mama, and I know the world in your head you do life in is so hard to unterstand and cold… I want you to get to heaven soon, I want you to be healthy and lucky mama, I fucking miss you so bad mama:( I just can’t get over it mama, please God, please make her come back as the old lovely women I do know ��❤️

  • So what if im driving on the left lane on a highway with a trailer and i see a 2 by 4 on the side of the road and there is a flatbed truck to my right?

    I guess I run it over.

  • Eğer bu mesajı herhangi bir şekilde okuyorsan veya karşına çıktıysa evet tereddüt etme senden bahsediyorum bu şarkıyı seninle tanıdım ve her dinleyişimde halla seni düşünüyorum sen benim ilk aşkımsın Ahmet muhtemelen gormiyiceksin bile ama eğer görürsen sana tekrar söyleyemedim belki ama seni halla tanıdığım günkü kadar çok seviyorum ağladığım ve güldüğüm bütün günler için teşekkür ederim hayatımda bana verilen en güzel hediyeydin güvenimi kırsanda son zamanlarda bana kötü davransada seni çok seviyorum bunu yazarken ekrana damlayan göz yaşlarımdan daha temiz bir hayatın olsun seni seviyorum

  • Reminds me of the time I was on the freeway and a pickup carrying several large trash bins dropped one right in front of me and I had to swerve. One of the scariest days of my life on the freeway.

  • People really gotta strap their loads down, like come on. Something similar happen with someone dropping about 20 pvc pipes on the road in front of my job. Luckily the guy actually stopped to get most of them and nobody was in any real danger. They just drove over the rest

  • i don’t know about you but two cars crashing together is one of the worst sounds ever. rest in peace truck driver. we lost a good one that day.