As Dangerous as Driving Drunk…

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Have you ever nodded off while driving?

If you answer yes – you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1-in-25 people nod off behind the wheel every 30 days.

That’s as many as 8.4 million drivers a year that fall asleep while driving.

8.4 million people. And that’s just the number of people willing to admit they have nodded off.

What’s more the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving is responsible for 83,000 car accidents, over 35,000 of which result in serious injuries and almost 1,000 in deaths…

What’s going on?

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