Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. A new study finds drowsy driving is leading to more car crashes. Previous government estimates put drowsiness as a factor in one to two percent of accidents. But a new study from AAA finds that number is much higher.
After analyzing thousands of dash cam videos, researchers determined nearly 10% of crashes can be blamed on drowsy driving.
Scientists say getting only four hours of sleep at night can have a similar affect as driving drunk.
Government numbers show 35% of U.S. drivers don’t get the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep a night.