Categories for Drowsy Driving in the Media

San Diego Cyclist Killed by Suspected Sleepy Driver

April 24, 2018 5:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Cyclist killed was college professor; driver who hit him was asleep at the wheel POSTED 7:23 PM, APRIL 19, 2018, BY SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE SAN DIEGO – A Grossmont College political science professor who was an avid cyclist was killed Tuesday in the Flinn Springs area when he was hit by a minivan driven by a woman who fell asleep, authorities said. Brian Jennings, a 58-year-old Alpine resident, was riding his mountain bike when he was hit around... View Article

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Uber Allowing Dangerously Long Shifts & Employees Pay For It

February 9, 2018 3:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s Such a Great Idea Though, Right? Uber seems to the laymen a titan of innovation and an industry leader in revolutionizing the transportation industry. It has lessened the rate of alcohol related crashes significantly since its inception. But if you delve a little deeper, you find that although the drunk driving rates seem to be lowering, fatigued and sleep-related crashes are on a rise. And the company that brought change to the drunk driving... View Article

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President Rejects Sleep Apnea Screening Requirements

January 12, 2018 5:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Screening For Sleep Apnea NOT Nationally Required The Rejection of Protection: Screening transportation drivers for sleep apnea sometimes sounds like a no brainier. A process that would have made this a requirement has been reversed by the Trump Administration. This 2016 Obama-Era process, which was highly favored by the National Transportation Safety Board, would require screenings for sleep apnea for many transportation positions nationwide. This move is consistent with Trump’s promise to remove regulations put... View Article

Impaired driving and drowsy drivers

Impaired Driving and Drowsy Driving- CBS Investigates

August 31, 2017 5:08 pm Published by 3 Comments

Drowsy and Impaired Driving Investigated by CBS in Light of AAA Study AAA study finds risks of drowsy driving comparable to drunk driving New research shows how deadly it can be to drive when you’re tired. The AAA study found drivers who miss two to three hours of sleep a day more than quadruple their risk of getting in a crash, compared to drivers who sleep for seven hours. According to federal regulators, the accident risk... View Article

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Mythbusters Confirmed- Driving Tired vs Driving Drunk

August 31, 2017 1:11 pm Published by 1 Comment

Mythbusters Tory Belleci and Kari Byron Test Out Drowsy Driving vs Drunk Driving Test Results: Confirmed Explanation: A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drowsy drivers are responsible for one in six — or 17 percent – of fatal car accidents. But is getting behind the wheel without shut-eye more dangerous than driving after a couple of drinks? MythBusters Tory Belleci and Kari Byron stayed up for 30 straight hours to... View Article