Drowsy Driving - Know The Facts

Posted by StriveSafe on Jan 15, 2020 1:32:53 PM

Drowsy Driving kills. Know the facts and take steps to prevent fatigued driving with your workforce.

 

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  • 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.

 

Sources:

https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drowsy-driving

https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics/fatigued-driving

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/14906-sleep-deprivation-work-environment-drive-on-the-job-fatigue-study

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/15271-fatigue-and-worker-safety

Topics: distracted driving, safety, driving safety, journey management, driving statistics