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Rhode Island Drowsy Driving Causes Serious RI Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently reported that Drowsy driving caused 100,00 auto and motor vehicle crashes in 1 year. According to the NFTSA, these accidents resulted in 40,000 injuries and 1550 deaths.

Drowsy and Sleepy driving car and motor vehicle accidents are often underreported. Keep in mind that these statistics do not include accidents caused by texting and driving and distracted driving. Below you will find some helpful resources regarding drowsy driving provided by the NFTSA:

Assessment of a Drowsy Driver Warning System for Heavy-Vehicle Drivers
Preventing Drowsy Driving Among Shift Workers Program
Drowsy Driving and Automobile Crashes
National Survey of Distracted and Drowsy Driving Attitudes and Behavior: 2002
Development and Testing of Countermeasures for Fatigue Related Highway Crashes

Drowsy driving and distracted driving are also factors in many Rhode Island Auto Accidents, RI Truck Accidents as well as all motor vehicle accidents in RI. Please contact Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney David Slepkow at 401-437-1100.

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