Falling asleep whilst driving: are drivers aware of prior sleepiness?

  title={Falling asleep whilst driving: are drivers aware of prior sleepiness?},
  author={Louise A. Reyner and James A. Horne},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
Falling asleep at the wheel is a common cause of road accidents, but little is known about the extent to which drivers are aware of their sleepiness prior to such accidents. It is an area with medico-legal implications. To simulate this situation 28 healthy young adult experienced drivers, sleep restricted the night before drove for 2 h in the afternoon in an interactive real-car simulator incorporating a dull and monotonous roadway. Lane drifting, typifying sleepy driving, was subdivided into… CONTINUE READING

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