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Written by attorney David Perecman

The Most At-Risk Drowsy Drivers

While accurately reporting the exact number of drowsy drivers that cause accidents is difficult, officials have worked to identify the people most likely to drive drowsy.

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The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that people who only get six or seven hours of sleep per night are twice as likely to be involved in an accident compared to people who get at least eight hours of sleep, and people who slept for less than five hours were approximately four times as likely to be involved in an accident. While officials are still working to put together more accurate ways to report drowsy driving crashes, it remains a serious issue that puts countless Americans at risk every single year.

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