A study conducted in the UK.
Sociological studies have shown that drowsiness was the cause of 53 fatal accidents. Of these, 351 occurred in England in 2017 due to driver fatigue. The researchers believe that fatigue causes a quarter of all accidents.
These data are provided by British scientists analyzing more than 20,000 motorists. They found that the probability of accidents in the groups studied is 37%. Motorists sometimes say that so tired are the fear of falling asleep. It is estimated that men are more likely to suffer from fatigue.
Of the crowd – 17% of men tend to lose their attention while driving, and only 5% of women fall asleep while riding. In addition, only 57% of all respondents' drivers tend to stay for the break, knowing they are falling asleep.
The main causes that lead to fatigue and drowsiness, the researchers think, long and exhausting working days (39%), monotonous landscapes (33%), night driving (27%), trying to achieve a greater distance in a day (27%) and Lack of sleep before traveling (26%).
It is noteworthy that a driver who is "handicapped" for three or four seconds while driving on the freeway overcomes a distance the size of a football field during this short period of time. In the 30-second "blackout" at a speed of 90-100 km / h, the car is not controlled to drive 0.8 kilometers.