Drowsy Driving kills. Know the facts and take steps to prevent fatigued driving with your workforce.
- It's estimated that 795 people were killed from Drowsy Driving in 2017.
- 4,121 people were involved in crashes involving Drowsy Driving between 2011 and 2015.
- 50% of U.S. adult drivers admit to getting behind the wheel while drowsy
- More than 20% of U.S. workers experience on-the-job fatigue.
- 90,000 vehicles were involved in motor vehicle crashes in 2015 from Drowsy Driving.
- 8% of U.S. workers sleep less than seven hours a night.
- Driving while going without sleep for 20 hours is the equivalent of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08% – the U.S. legal limit.
> Download the Drowsy Driving Infographic to post in your workplace.
Here are some tips provided by Liberty Mutual for how to schedule your workforce to reduce fatigue:
- Avoid night shifts and plan work during daylight hours.
- Schedule consecutive shifts no more than 5 or 6 days, and night shifts to no more than 4 consecutive days in a row.
- Provide at least 2 consecutive days off to workers.
- Make schedules consistent.
- Provide frequent breaks.
Ask StriveSafe what we are doing to help prevent drowsy driving with the companies we work with.