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2018-02-09 10:39

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Washington - A thorough drowsy driving study has recently been conducted in Washington DC, with results indicating that crashes involving drowsiness being higher than what was estimated. 

As one of the most unreported traffic safety issues, detecting drowsiness after a crash is nearly impossible.

700 crashes reviewed

To follow through on the study, in-vehicle dashcam footage from over 700 crashes were analysed, proving that drowsy driving are above official estimates. 

Newsroom.aaa.com reported that researches examined videos of drivers faces three minutes leading up to a crash.

Read the original article here.

The study also revealed that 29% of people admitted to driving while having a hard time keeping their eyes open.


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