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  • The NTSB came to the concluded that 52% of 107 single-vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks were fatigue-related; in nearly 18 per cent of the cases, the driver admitted to falling asleep. Recently The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimate that there are 56,000 sleep related road crashes annually in the USA, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities. One study calculated that 17% (about 1 million) of road accidents are sleep related. A 1995 study suggested that 2.6% of accidents caused by driver inattention were due to fatigue A study of road accidents on two of America�s busiest roads indicated that 50% of fatal accidents on those roads were fatigue related.

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  • Automobile Accidents What are the causes? Who do they affect? How do we prevent them?
  • Don't Let this Happen to You
  • Proposal
      • Since the leading causes of car accidents prove to be distractions, driver fatigue and drunk driving, stricter enforcement of regulations and a stronger support for habitual improvements will lead to safer roads.
  • Cell Phone Use While Driving
      • Use of cell phones have a negative effect while driving.
      • Full attention and focus is hindered.
      • Ability to maintain a steady speed is hindered.
      • People that use their cell phones while driving are 4 times as likely to get into a serious car accident.
      • Driving while talking on the phone reduces brain activity associated with driving by 37%.
  • Alcohol's Impact on Driving
      • Alcohol reduces alertness and motor coordination
      • It alters depth perception.
      • A drunk driver does not accurately know how far other cars or pedestrians are.
      • Alcohol impairs judgement.
      • Drunk drivers are mistakenly confident. They don't realize their driving skills are reduced.
  • Drinks & Alcohol Amounts
  • Breathalyzer
  • Symptoms of Driver Fatigue
      • Heavy eyelids
      • Frequent yawning
      • Drifting vehicles
      • Misjudging traffic situations
      • Feeling fidgety and irritable
      • Daydreaming
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Driver Fatigue Statistics
      • 52% of 107 single-vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks were fatigue-related.
      • 56,000 sleep related road crashes annually in the United States.
      • 17% (about 1 million) of road accidents are sleep related.
  • Cellular Distraction Plan of Action Save the conversations for when you're safely parked or when you reach your destination.
  • Driver Fatigue Plan of Action Take a nap before driving. If you're too tired. Ask a trusted person to drive you.
  • Drunk Driving Plan of Action Don't do it.