1 in 24 Adults Fall Asleep While Driving
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One in 24 U.S. adults admit they've fallen asleep while driving at least once in the last month, according to the CDC. Health officials, however, think the number is likely higher because some don't realize when they nod off for a second or two. After surveying 147,000 adults, the CDC found that drowsy driving was most common in men, in people ages 25 to 34, and in those who averaged less than six hours of sleep each night. The government estimates that about 3 percent of fatal traffic crashes involve drowsy drivers, but other estimates have put that number as high as 33 percent. (NBC News)