Drowsy Motorists Cause one in five Fatal Crashes

 

The Danger of Drowsy Drivers

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Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Crash Trying To Avoid Falling Mattress

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Driver sleeps for a full minute while driving

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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.

List of related literature:

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
Scribner, 2017

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.

“Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects” by Sudhansu Chokroverty
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).

“Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2020: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2020): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems, February 19-21, 2020, Modena, Italy” by Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Alberto Vergnano, Francesco Leali, Redha Taiar
from Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2020: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2020): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems, February 19-21, 2020, Modena, Italy
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.

  • My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I
    Got out of bed at all
    The morning rain clouds up my window
    And I can’t see at all
    And even if I could it’ll all be gray
    Put your picture on my wall
    It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
    It’s not so bad
    My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I
    Got out of bed at all
    The morning rain clouds up my window
    And I can’t see at all
    And even if I could it’ll all be gray
    Put your picture on my wall
    It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
    It’s not so bad
    Dear Slim, I wrote you but still ain’t callin’
    I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom
    I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got ’em
    There probably was a problem at the post office or somethin’
    Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot ’em
    But anyways, fuck it, what’s been up? Man how’s your daughter?
    My girlfriend’s pregnant too, I’m ’bout to be a father
    If I have a daughter, guess what I’m a call her?
    I’ma name her Bonnie
    I read about your Uncle Ronnie too I’m sorry
    I had a friend kill himself over some bitch who didn’t want him
    I know you probably hear this everyday, but I’m your biggest fan
    I even got the underground shit that you did with Skam
    I got a room full of your posters and your pictures man
    I like the shit you did with Rawkus too, that shit was fat
    Anyways, I hope you get this man, hit me back,
    Just to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan
    This is Stan
    My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I
    Got out of bed at all
    The morning rain clouds up my window
    And I can’t see at all
    And even if I could it’ll all be gray
    Put your picture on my wall
    It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
    It’s not so bad
    Dear Slim, you still ain’t called or wrote, I hope you have a chance
    I ain’t mad, I just think it’s fucked up you don’t answer fans
    If you didn’t wanna talk to me outside your concert
    You didn’t have to, but you coulda signed an autograph for Matthew
    That’s my little brother man, he’s only six years old
    We waited in the blistering cold for you
    For four hours and you just said, “No.”
    That’s pretty shitty man, you’re like his fuckin’ idol
    He wants to be just like you man, he likes you more than I do
    I ain’t that mad though, I just don’t like bein’ lied to
    Remember when we met in Denver, you said if I’d write you you would write back
    See I’m just like you in a way
    I never knew my father neither
    He used to always cheat on my mom and beat her
    I can relate to what you’re saying in your songs
    So when I have a shitty day, I drift away and put ’em on
    ‘Cause I don’t really got shit else so that shit helps when I’m depressed
    I even got a tattoo of your name across the chest
    Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds
    It’s like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me
    See everything you say is real, and I respect you ’cause you tell it
    My girlfriend’s jealous ’cause I talk about you 24/7
    But she don’t know you like I know you Slim, no one does
    She don’t know what it was like for people like us growin’ up, you gotta call me man
    I’ll be the biggest fan you’ll ever lose
    Sincerely yours, Stan
    P.S. we should be together too
    My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I
    Got out of bed at all
    The morning rain clouds up my window
    And I can’t see at all
    And even if I could it’ll all be gray
    Put your picture on my wall
    It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
    It’s not so bad
    Dear Mister “I’m Too Good To Call Or Write My Fans”
    This will be the last package I ever send your ass
    It’s been six months and still no word, I don’t deserve it?
    I know you got my last two letters, I wrote the addresses on ’em perfect
    So this is my cassette I’m sending you, I hope you hear it
    I’m in the car right now, I’m doing 90 on the freeway
    Hey Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka
    You dare me to drive?
    You know the song by Phil Collins, “In the Air of the Night”
    About that guy who could a saved that other guy from drowning
    But didn’t, then Phil saw it all, then at a a show he found him?
    That’s kinda how this is, you could a rescued me from drowning
    Now it’s too late, I’m on a thousand downers now, I’m drowsy
    And all I wanted was a lousy letter or a call
    I hope you know I ripped all of your pictures off the wall
    I love you Slim, we coulda been together, think about it
    You ruined it now, I hope you can’t sleep and you dream about it
    And when you dream I hope you can’t sleep and you scream about it
    I hope your conscience eats at you and you can’t breathe without me
    See Slim, shut up bitch! I’m tryin’ to talk!
    Hey Slim, that’s my girlfriend screamin’ in the trunk
    But I didn’t slit her throat, I just tied her up, see I ain’t like you
    ‘Cause if she suffocates she’ll suffer more, and then she’ll die too
    Well, gotta go, I’m almost at the bridge now
    Oh shit, I forgot, how am I supposed to send this shit out?
    My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering why I
    Got out of bed at all
    The morning rain clouds up my window
    And I can’t see at all
    And even if I could it’ll all be gray
    Put your picture on my wall
    It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
    It’s not so bad
    Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy
    You said your girlfriend’s pregnant now, how far along is she?
    Look, I’m really flattered you would call your daughter that
    And here’s an autograph for your brother
    I wrote it on the Starter cap
    I’m sorry I didn’t see you at the show, I must of missed you
    Don’t think I did that shit intentionally just to diss you
    But what’s this shit you said about you like to cut your wrists too?
    I say that shit just clownin’ dog, come on, how fucked up is you?
    You got some issues Stan, I think you need some counseling
    To help your ass from bouncing off the walls when you get down some
    And what’s this shit about us meant to be together?
    That type of shit will make me not want us to meet each other
    I really think you and your girlfriend need each other
    Or maybe you just need to treat her better
    I hope you get to read this letter, I just hope it reaches you in time
    Before you hurt yourself, I think that you’ll be doin’ just fine
    If you relax a little, I’m glad I inspire you but Stan
    Why are you so mad? Try to understand, that I do want you as a fan
    I just don’t want you to do some crazy shit
    I seen this one shit on the news a couple weeks ago that made me sick
    Some dude was drunk and drove his car over a bridge
    And had his girlfriend in the trunk, and she was pregnant with his kid
    And in the car they found a tape, but they didn’t say who it was to
    Come to think about, his name was, it was you
    Damn

  • Hey guys, this smart device called Drowsebuster might be able to help you. Drowse Buster-E is the First smart device in the market that prevents drowsiness. Staying wide awake anywhere; indoors or outdoors. It is easily attached to your earlobes and provides a comfortable massaging-effect to prevent you from falling asleep. This smart device can be used for situations such as nodding off while driving, attending conference meeting, and other situations where being awake and alert is important.

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  • I was trying to get off the freeway when I almost hit a recliner, of all things. Another time a driver of a pickup didn’t secure some two by fours that were about 8 feet long each, and I kept my distance, and I was glad because once he got to about 65 mph, two boards flew up and landed in the roadway. It’s against the law to have loads not secured in beds of pickups or trailers.

  • Imagine being the dumbass who didn’t tie down and secure there matress properly!….gotta live with knowing your stupidity killed a man for the rest of your life!

  • Absolutely mistake. wrong! How is that possible one bullet kills the driver thru bulletproof glass and all the other bullets didn’t reached the upholstery!?
    It’s a movie I know….

  • Shiiiit a minute is nothing I believe I fell a sleep for around 20 min. while driving. I drove the same route for months and my body knew unconsciously how to get home.

  • I laughed at people who couldn’t stay awake on the road, I was 20. I’m 25 and I was driving to work slipping in and out of sleep I had to smack myself in the face and even then it didn’t do much I’m sure the guy behind me thought I was drunk

  • i wish people who drop something will try to get it back instead of leaving it there or someone else try to get it removed…i don’t get why people will just drive around these things. this could have been avoided

  • If you drive over the object due to cars being present on the sides and un the rear, you’re dealing with the chance that the debris and shrapnel from the object you run over hits the vehicles near you and then you have to deal with road rage and punitive damage suits.

  • when my mom and i were driving to the airport, someone’s license plate flew off and hit the windshield which broke it where my mom was sitting. we were fine but it was soooo traumatic and loud

  • Stupid..over steering his rig….
    Just should have ran over it…then everything would be. A. OK…
    Is he dead or alive.?….
    Ok then he should have rear end the car…while hitting the breaks real hard to stop…trucks stop real good now a days..

  • soo…is no one going to talk about how the driver was just randomly on her phone recording the trailer in front of her before almost getting skewered by that wood plank???

  • this is why the driving manual says never swerve out of your lane to avoid an accident. you will make a worse crash or cause a pileup. just lock the brakes and whatever is hit is hit. You definitely NEVER want to drive over large debris, especially like a mattress. it will do a large deal of damage to your car. rip put the oil pan, radiator cradle, brake or fuel lines. you do not want to do that.

  • Had something similar happen. I was driving my civic on the freeway and there was a torn up rim in the middle of my lane. There were cars on both sides of me, so I had to slow down and center over it. My car had some dings and the oil pan was demolished when the metal wedged itself under my car and dragged, but thankfully I didn’t hit anyone and the fix wasn’t that expensive.

  • Modern slavery in China… I hope they’ll get better work circumstances and actually get some spare time for themselves to REST and to have fun.

  • The hero is the truck driver. They say hit the object head on? With the other cars that slowed to a stop? Toots, I don’t think so. He knew what he was carrying and didn’t want others to perish

  • The truck driver wasn’t trying to avoid the mattress he was trying to avoid smashing into the line of cars in front of him the mattress was way up in front and to the right. If Anybody bothered to review the dash cam for more then 5 seconds they too would have seen that but I’m guessing the story sounds better pushing a false narrative huh?

  • Mattress Run Me Over

    Truck Oh hell Nah
    P.S plz don’t say something like underrated ass comment or stop making jokes he died I know he died and that sucks but stop being toxic

  • My heart at the beginning::):):):):I: I:I:I. My heart halfway::I:I:I:I:I D: D: D: D: D: My heart at the end D: D: D: D: D: X_º X_º. After the video ended and a happy video came up: welp this is getting rid of my nightmares

  • this was my favourite song like 2-3 years ago and it hurts to watch/hear like its genuinely so sad but the fact this is becoming a tiktok song is so annoying

  • Okay so when my parents drive and they see a giant rock in the middle of the road I guess we’re just going to have to go over it because apparently she says we can go over any debris��������

  • Movie for morons!
    Bodyguard will never let the client to chase the aggressor.
    The goal is to leave as soon as possible the zone for safety.

  • The car is armored, but the windows aren’t. What kind of logic is that? The most important thing is on the other side of the window

  • science: sleep deprevation is bad school: we wake at dawn boys! also schools: 3 is enough, do your workl

  • HELP! Hello All!

    There was some hip hop /rap song I heard about two years ago and it was just bitching. The lyrics are sung by a male artist and he basically just raps a love song, but it’s blatantly obvious from the lyrics that the woman in the song is actually marijuana. The song sounded fairly recent and The only lyric I mostly remember is ” I’ll pass her around, let my friends take a hit.” I’ve tried to search these lyrics but it’s been to no avail. I hope one day my quest will be fulfilled. I’ve tried Reddit forums that do this sort of thing but apparently they blow.

  • it was hard to keep my eyes open and i fell into a ditch, my car luckily looks like nothing happened but my engine turns off by itself after about 10 seconds from turning it on and my tire is flat, it was at 3 am and it was crazy, and it was my first car too

  • Tbh the censorship really takes away any emotion this song made me feel when I first heard it because it just sounds so ridiculous and out of place every time anything “bad” is said

  • Hey guys, this smart device called Drowsebuster might be able to help you. Drowse Buster-E is the First smart device in the market that prevents drowsiness. Staying wide awake anywhere; indoors or outdoors. It is easily attached to your earlobes and provides a comfortable massaging-effect to prevent you from falling asleep. This smart device can be used for situations such as nodding off while driving, attending conference meeting, and other situations where being awake and alert is important.

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