31 May '12, 3am

Sleepy drivers almost as dangerous as drunken drivers: Study

Sleepy drivers almost as dangerous as drunken drivers: Study

Posed photo of a woman driver driving a car. Being sleepy behind the wheel is almost as dangerous as drinking and driving, according to a study from France, with drivers who were either drunk or sleepy at least twice as likely to cause a vehicle accident as their sober or well-rested counterparts. -- BERITA HARIAN PHOTO: FARID HAMZAH (REUTERS) - Being sleepy behind the wheel is almost as dangerous as drinking and driving, according to a study from France, with drivers who were either drunk or sleepy at least twice as likely to cause a vehicle accident as their sober or well-rested counterparts. For the study, researchers under the direction of Dr Nicholas Moore at the Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Bordeaux analysed information from 679 drivers admitted to a hospital in south-western France for more than 24 hours because of a serious accident between 2007 and 2009. 'Sle...

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