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Survey among male drivers reveals shocking statistic
8:20am Saturday 4th January 2014 in News
MALE drivers from Trafford are being urged to get plenty of sleep and take regular breaks, as research from Brake and Direct Line reveals a horrifying 45% admit ‘head-nodding' at the wheel - meaning they have been asleep briefly, risking appalling crashes.
Brake and Direct Line's survey reveals: • One in three drivers overall (31%) admit ‘head-nodding' at the wheel - nearly half (45%) of male drivers and one in five (22%) female drivers.
• One in 14 drivers overall (7%) admit actually ‘falling asleep' at the wheel.
Many drivers aren't aware that if you ‘head nod' (also called ‘micro-sleeps') you have already nodded off, putting yourself and others in a huge amount of danger.
Tired driving kills at least 300 people on UK roads every year , with a devastating impact on families across the country.
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