According to the National Safety Council:
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports about 100,000 crashes each year involve drowsy driving, while the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that there are actually many more, with up to 328,000 drowsy driving crashes annually
- NHTSA estimates that fatigue-related crashes cost $109 billion each year, not including property damage
- Driving while drowsy is similar to driving after drinking; driving while not having slept for 20 or more hours has an impact similar to driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%, which is the U.S. limit
To learn more, check out the article in the EMC Lost Control Insights.