How dangerous lack of sleep.
In the US, one in five crashes involved drowsy drivers, and experts compare it with drunk driving
Lack of sleep greatly increases the risk of getting into an accident. So, lack of sleep just two hours of the required seven increases the probability of an accident is almost two times.
This was reported by experts from the Fund for traffic safety (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety).
Scientists have found that if the driver slept for six hours, the risk of accidents is increased by 1.3 times, if five or six hours — by 1.9 times, from four to five to 4.3 times. When you sleep less than four hours the risk increased to 11.5 times.
According to them, in the United States in one of the five crashes involved drowsy drivers, and experts compare it with drunk driving.
“Our new research shows that a driver who slept less than five hours has the same risk to get into an accident, as if he was drunk.
If you are not able to stick to a sleep schedule, you jeopardize your own safety and the safety of other road users,” says AAA Executive Director David young.
The study indicates that if there is eye fatigue and the inability to hold the car on the road, then you must refrain from driving. On long trips is to take breaks every two hours, to avoid heavy food and do not take drugs that cause drowsiness.
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