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One in 25 reports falling asleep at the wheel: CDC report

(HealthDay)—In a new government survey, one in 25 U.S. drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel a least once over the prior month. The study found those most at risk for having accidents while ... read more

Sleep Deprivation Risks: 1 in 20 Fall Asleep at Wheel, CDC Says

About one ... fell asleep at least once in a day. The data come from two different reports from the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System and were published in the Centers for Disease Control and ... read more

Asleep at the wheel

"The National Highway Institute says one ... reported crashes each year are the direct result of driver fatigue," Kerrie said. She said a National Sleep Foundation national survey found that 103 ... read more

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Driver charged with DWI found asleep at the wheel

A 35-year-old Winterville man was charged with driving while impaired after police found him in the middle of an intersection asleep at the wheel with the ... Frederick Donnelly, 25, of 535 Methven ... read more

Passenger Tells Police Driver of Friday's One-Car Crash Fell Asleep Behind Wheel

Bennett St. "Vanderheyden said the driver fell asleep just prior to the accident, and she was attempting to wake the driver prior to the accident," the police report said. Wiesner said she does not ... read more

Sleepy Americans Put Health at Risk

Both studies are published in the CDC ... asleep at the wheel in the previous 30 days. But 3.1% of people ages 55 to 64 acknowledged nodding off while driving, compared to 3.9% for those 45-54. The ... read more

Lt. Gov. Murray Asleep At Wheel, No Seat Belt, 108 MPH Before Crash

Read: Original Police Report (.pdf) He never mentioned falling ... asleep at the wheel,” said Murray. “I now believe that is what caused my accident.” “I take full responsibility for my accident. I am ... read more

Jaguars RB Denard Robinson drove into pond after falling asleep at the wheel this weekend

the Florida Times-Union reported. Robinson and his female passenger were both asleep in the vehicle when the officer approached, according to the police report. Robinson then "opened his eyes and then ... read more

Man crashed into parked car after falling asleep at wheel

Krystian Dwojak, 28, had been driving a Ford Transit on Main Street, Hockwold, near Thetford, when he crashed into the a parked vehicle after he fell asleep at the wheel. Mel Read, prosecuting at ... read more

A sleep expert told us why hitting the snooze button is a terrible idea

Between 2009 and 2010, the CDC collected questionnaires from over 147,000 residents in Washington DC to discover that on average 1 out of every 25 drivers had reported falling asleep at the wheel ... read more

Why minority drivers at greater risk of driving drowsy than whites

Black and Hispanic drivers are at twice the risk of falling asleep at the wheel compared to whites ... Patel’s team analyzed data from annual health surveys by the Centers for Disease Control and ... read more

Junior Seau: Former NFL Linebacker Passes Away at Age 43

TMZ reported back in October of 2010 that Seau ran his vehicle off a cliff. Seau denied that he was trying to commit suicide, arguing that he merely fell asleep at the wheel. The accident came hours ... read more

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