Busy roads and drowsy drivings make summer roads especially dangerous.If you're hitting the road for your summer vacation this year, one thing you'll need to contend with is dangerous drivers. From tailgaters to clueless motorists who don't use signals to texting teens, being alert on the road is more important than ever. And yet many of us aren't as alert as we should be. This was brought home recently in a tragic accident on Cape Cod, Mass., in which a recent Yale University graduate was killed in the middle of the afternoon when her boyfriend fell asleep at the wheel.
As it turns out, drowsy driving is more common than you think. According to the most recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue, causing 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries each year.
Perhaps the most surprising of the study's findings is that most fatigue-related accidents or near-accidents occur during daytime hours when roadsRead More »from Summer Vacation Hazard: Daytime Drowsy Drivers