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Texas Leads Nation in Drowsy Driving Fatalities

Texas led the country in sleep-related crash fatalities in 2016, according to a recent study about the prevalence of deadly accidents stemming from sleep deprivation. The Lone Star state recorded 159 deaths, accounting for 22.1% of all drowsy driving fatalities nationwide.

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Drowsy Driving a Factor in Nearly 10% of Crashes

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety explores the relationship between drowsy driving and motor vehicle crashes — finding 9.5% of drivers involved in crashes to be classified as drowsy.

Tech Developed to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Hyundai Mobis recently showcased new technology that shifts a vehicle to autonomous driving mode when a driver dozes off and the car starts to leave the road.

Drowsy Driving Risk Rises During Holidays

During the holiday season, everyone is on the go trying to cross off items on their expansive to-do lists. And when busy schedules result in less sleep, the risk of drowsy driving climbs. In less than a month, the Charlotte, N.C., region has seen three drowsy driving-related deaths. Video courtesy of WCNC. For tips on how to get enough sleep, click here.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving causes 1.2 million collisions each year. Video courtesy of CBS New York. For more about the NHTSA report and the problem of drowsy driving, click here.

We Can End Impaired Driving

This public service announcement drives home a simple message: We all have the power to help end impaired driving in all its forms. For the full fleet safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility via YouTube.

Driving Dangers of 'Springing Forward'

This video report from Fox61 News warns motorists about the spike in drowsy driving during the first week of Daylight Saving Time. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

A Closer Look at Drowsy Driving's Risks

KARE 11 News reports on the heavy toll that a drowsy-driving crash has had on one Minnesota family. The news segment also demonstrates how sleep-deprived drivers who continue driving despite signs of serious fatigue put themselves and others at risk. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

The Brave New World of Vehicle Safety Technology

Between measuring brain waves to determine distraction and using augmented reality to focus drivers’ attention, these advancements are on the horizon – or already here.