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Chicago Car Accidents Related To Sleep Deprivation

August 13, 2019

Drowsy driver car accidentsChicago Car Accidents Related To Sleep Deprivation

Lack of sleep has been blamed for up to 30% of motor vehicle accidents.

The Journal of Physiology reports, NASA’s eye-movement test, may help avoid accidents due to drowsy driving. Sleep deprivation test

The research, conducted at NASA”s Ames Research Center, found that a set of eye-movement measures can be used to detect small neural deficits.

 It may also distinguish sleep-related impairment from that due to brain injury.

 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 car accidents that caused 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths in 2013.

A report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests  that drivers who sleep only 5 or 6 hours a day are twice as likely to crash as drivers who get 7 hours of sleep or more.  

“If you have not slept seven or more hours in a given 24-hour period, you really shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car,” says Jake Nelson, director of Traffic Safety Advocacy & Research for AAA.

Josephine Cullotta passion to help seriously injuries patients is what drove her to obtainer law degree. If you sustained injury in a Chicago car accident because of a Sleep deprivation or drowsy driver’s negligence, contact Cullotta Law  in Chicago & Glenview at 847-651-7191.

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