Distracted and Drowsy Drivers
Behind the wheel, drivers must constantly decide where to focus their attention. Research suggests that driver inattention or distraction is estimated to be responsible for up to 30 percent of police-reported crashes.
- Drivers and Cell Phones
- Drivers talking on cell phones are nearly twice as likely as other drivers involved in crashes to have rear-end collisions.
- Drowsy Drivers
- Drivers who work night shifts, long hours or more than one job are at increased risk for being involved in a crash caused by falling asleep at the wheel or fatigue.
- Guide for Reducing Crashes Involving Drowsy or Distracted Drivers
- HSRC researchers contributed towards the guidelines developed thorough the National Cooperative Research Program for the reduction of crashes involving drowsy or distracted drivers as a part of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials Strategic Highway Safety Plan.