Industry Update: Acute Sleep Deprivation and Crash Risk

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This study is the first to quantify the relationship between specific measures of recent sleep and the risk of crash involvement in a representative sample of crashes of the general driving population. The results of this study indicate that drivers who usually sleep for less than 5 hours daily, drivers who have slept for less than 7 hours in the past 24 hours, and drivers who have slept for 1 or more hours less than their usual amount of sleep in the past 24 hours have significantly elevated crash rates.

Read the study here – https://www.aaafoundation.org/acute-sleep-deprivation-and-crash-risk

 

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