Characteristics of crashes attributed to the driver having fallen asleep.

@article{Pack1995CharacteristicsOC,
  title={Characteristics of crashes attributed to the driver having fallen asleep.},
  author={Allan I. Pack and Alison M. Pack and Eric A Rodgman and Antonio Cucchiara and David F. Dinges and Charles William Schwab},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={769-75}
}
While it has been known for some time that crashes can result from the driver falling asleep at the wheel, this issue has received less attention in traffic safety programs than the role of alcohol or speed of the vehicle. The present study was done to investigate the characteristics of crashes attributed to the driver being asleep. The study utilized the database at the Highway Safety Research Center at the University of North Carolina that is based on the uniform crash reporting system in… CONTINUE READING

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