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Drowsy Driving

Commercial fleets that used the Lytx Driver Safety Program reduced drowsy driving events by 39% and falling asleep behind the wheel by 66% from June 2018 to June 2019, according to new data released by the video telematics solutions provider.

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Advanced Driver Monitoring Tech Gaining Wider Acceptance

Almost half of the respondents to a survey (46%) agreed that a driver monitoring system should be required by law in vehicles. The younger the driver, the more likely they believe that these systems make a vehicle safer.

States Receive Drowsy Driving Prevention Grants

Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and New York are the recent recipients of grants from the Governors Highway Safety Association and the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. to implement innovative drowsy driving prevention campaigns.

Drowsy Driving: 6 Avoidance Tips

All drivers are vulnerable to drowsy driving, but commercial drivers are at higher risk as they log more and often longer consecutive hours on the road than the average motorist.

Drowsy Driving Tips

Approximately 20% of accidents are due to drowsy driving, which can be avoided by following these six tips.

NTSB Releases Highway Safety Wish List

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently unveiled its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, with seven of the 10 recommendations including initiatives for roadway safety.

Daylight Saving Time May Bring More Drowsy Drivers

Daylight saving time came to an end on Nov. 4 and for many fleet drivers that means more time each day driving in the dark. Less hours of sunlight can lead to fatigue behind the wheel during the fall and winter months.

Fatigue Increases Accident Risk 8.3%: Azuga

Accident risk increases by 8.3% when a driver is fatigued and behind the wheel for more than six hours, according to the latest safety findings from a proprietary accident risk model developed by Azuga, an industry provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies.

Researchers Developing Drowsy Driving Blood Test

A recent study conducted at The Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey in England identified a subset of 68 genes in blood samples and could detect whether the sample was taken from a sleep-deprived or well-rested person with 92% accuracy, according to a report in Sleep Review.