Prevalence of Self-Reported Drowsy Driving, United States: 2015

This study provides updated estimates of the prevalence of self-reported drowsy driving based on data from a nationally-representative survey of drivers conducted in 2015.

November 2015

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Abstract

Fatigue, or drowsiness, is known to degrade driving performance by slowing reaction time, impairing judgment and situational awareness, and increasing attentional lapses as well as the occurrence of microsleeps.  The purpose of the present study was to provide updated estimates of the prevalence of self-reported drowsy driving using data from a nationally-representative survey of drivers conducted in 2015.

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Tamra Johnson
202-942-2079
TRJohnson@national.aaa.com

Authors

Lindsay Arnold

Researcher, Traffic Research Group

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Brian Tefft

Senior Researcher, Traffic Research Group

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety