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Sleepy drivers could be causing a quarter of motorway deaths

30 July 2006
 

Sleepy drivers may be responsible for almost a quarter of all road traffic crashes on motorways and A-roads that result in fatalities or serious injuries, new research published by the DfT has suggested.

Sleep-related crashes (SRCs) accounted for 17% of crashes that resulted in injury (including slight injuries) or death on the 15 road sections studied during the research. However, in the word's of the researchers from Loughborough University's Sleep Research Centre: "SRCs are about 50%...

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