Tag: drowsy driving

Driver Behavior & Performance

Drowsy Driving in Fatal Crashes, United States, 2017–2021

The contribution of drowsy driving to motor vehicle crashes is difficult to measure. This study uses data from a sample of in-depth crash investigations to develop a model to estimate the percentage of fatal crashes nationwide that involve drowsy driving.

March 2024 Research Brief

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Driver Behavior & Performance

Drowsiness and Decision Making During Long Drives: A Driving Simulation Study

This report presents the results of a driving simulation study designed to assess the extent to which drowsy drivers are aware of their own drowsiness as well as factors influencing their decisions regarding whether to continue driving or stop for a break.

March 2023 Technical Report | Report Summary

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Driver Behavior & Performance

Countermeasures to Reduce Drowsy Driving: Results of a Literature Review and Discussions with Experts

This report presents the results of a literature review and discussions with experts to summarize the current state of knowledge on the effectiveness of countermeasures intended to reduce drowsy driving and the associated motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths.

September 2022 Technical Report | Report Summary

Driver Behavior & Performance

2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

The Traffic Safety Culture Index is an annual survey, identifying driver’s attitudes and behaviors related to traffic safety. Road safety topics covered include speeding, red light running, seat belt use, distracted, drowsy and drunk driving.

March 2018 Technical Report | Report Summary

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Driver Behavior & Performance

Prevalence of Drowsy Driving Crashes: Estimates from a Large-Scale Naturalistic Driving Study

The contribution of drowsy driving to motor vehicle crashes is notoriously difficult to quantify. This study examines in-vehicle video captured in a large naturalistic driving study to estimate the proportion of motor vehicle crashes that involve drowsy driving.

February 2018 Research Brief