Studies have shown that drivers don’t fall asleep without warning. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel have often tried to fight off drowsiness by opening a window, or by turning up the radio.
This doesn’t work for long.
- Sleep-related accidents are more likely than others to result in a fatality or serious injury.
- Peak times for accidents are in the early hours and after lunch.
- Men under 30 have the highest risk of falling asleep at the wheel.