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Drowsy Drivers Are A Danger To Themselves And You

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(NBC) More than seven thousand fatal car crashes might involve drowsy driving each year -- according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers looked at survey data filled out by more than ninety thousand Americans -- in particular questions about sleep patterns and driving habits. They found four percent had fallen asleep while driving within the past month.  

Drowsy driving poses it's own risks -- with slower reaction times and less attention to surroundings.  Researchers found men, young drivers, binge drinkers and people who don't wear seatbelts were most likely to drive while sleepy.  

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