AAA study highlights shocking drowsy driving statistics

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – AAA has released a study highlighting the dangers of driving drowsy.

The study shows that drowsy driving crashes are actually eight times higher than federal estimates.

The study looked at 700 crashes using dash camera video and found that 30 percent of drivers admit to not being able to keep their eyes open behind the wheel in the past month.

The Center for Traffic Safety recommends taking a break for every two hours or 100 miles that you drive, and having an alert passenger with you.

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