"Risk Factors for Falling Asleep at the Wheel"

Drowsy driving tied to binge drinking and lack of sleep

(dailyRx News) Falling asleep behind the wheel is a dangerous situation. Preventing such situations requires knowing what can lead to drowsy driving — a topic that researchers recently explored.

A new study looked at survey results measuring a number of behaviors and risk factors from adults in several US states.

The researchers found links between drowsy driving and several other behaviors, including sleeping less, binge drinking and not wearing a seatbelt.

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