Dangers Of Sleepy Teens Behind The Wheel

Teens are staying up late and tired during the day which may be leading to a potential safety hazard when they get behind the wheel.

Researchers questioned about 340 high school students with driver's licenses about their sleep and driving history. Many suffered from chronic sleep deprivation, and 64 percent said they were often sleepy during the day.

When they got in the driver's seat, sleepy teens were more than twice as likely to crash.


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  • by Robert Humberstone, Sr. Location: NC on Feb 15, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    Why are they on the road to begin with? Spoiled. Playing with them text phones, sending naked pictures to each other while they drive. I seen it on 60 Minutes. Then they get boozed up and crash into innocent people. All because they want to film it and put it on that you tube television. Or that MTV video game. Them kids need shipped to Viet Nam. A good long stint there will put some responsibility into these kids. Lock 'em up.
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Feb 15, 2010 at 05:32 AM
    So only the teenagers are dangerous when they are sleepy???????
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