drowsy drivingStatistics

  • There are 83.6 million sleep-deprived Americans driving every day.
  • An estimated 5,000 lives were lost in drowsy-driving related crashes in 2015.
  • Studies show more than half of all fall-asleep crashes involve drivers aged 25 years or younger.
  • The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens between 13 and 18 years of age should sleep 8-10 hours per night.
  • 50% of parents who have teenage children would support later start times for high school. This is much higher than even a few years ago, when many parents felt that such a change would cause practical problems.
  • Several studies now show that teens who start school later are healthier and safer.
  • An AAA Foundation study shows that crash rates due to drowsy driving in 2009-2013 are higher than official government statistics suggest.