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Where You're Most Likely to be Killed by a Drowsy Driver [Infographic]


Drowsy driving is a growing problem in the US. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 16.5% of all fatal traffic accidents are caused by drowsy drivers. Interestingly, high rates of drowsy-driving fatalities don’t just happen in population-dense areas of the US.

This illustrates how wide-spread the problem has become on a national scale. This graphic by Mattress Clarity ranks the Top 30 counties in the US with the most reported traffic fatalities caused by drowsy driving. It is interesting to see how some states, such as Texas and California, are home to the overwhelming majority of counties represented, while the eastern seaboard is largely absent. Sleep deprivation is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents, and studies have shown it can impair the human brain similarly to alcohol consumption.

By viewing this graphic from MattressClarity.com, readers can determine where they are most likely to be involved in a fatal car accident caused by drowsy driving, and can also gain some insight into the issue, and potentially ways to combat it.

Where You're Most Likely to be Killed by a Drowsy Driver

Infographic by: www.mattressclarity.com
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