What's Worse: Driving Drowsy or Driving Drunk?
While drunk driving is more severe, drowsy driving is still a serious and often ill-considered risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013. Drowsy driving is most likely to occur between midnight and 6 AM and also in the late afternoon. This is due to a dip in our circadian rhythm, which regulates our sleep cycle. Crashes from drowsy driving also tend to be w