Drowsy Driving a Leading Cause of Ohio Crashes

November 20, 2013

State statistics analyzed by a newspaper show injury crashes blamed on drowsy driving are on the rise in Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety reports that 1,415 injury crashes last year in Ohio were attributed to drivers falling asleep, being tired or fainting, according to data analyzed by The Dayton Daily News.

That was up 7 percent from 2011 and up 13 percent from 2010.

More than one in 25 Americans admit to recently falling asleep while driving. And the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says more than one in four motorists say they have been so tired while driving in the past month that they had trouble keeping their eyes open.

Topics Personal Auto Ohio

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