Chances are that at some point you’ve driven on too little sleep or too late into the night, putting yourself at risk for driving while drowsy. Although you may have realized this wasn’t the best situation, you probably had no idea just how dangerous it was.
According to a recent AAA study, drowsy driving is almost 10 times more prevalent than previously reported by the government. In 2015 alone, the study authors estimate, drowsy driving caused or contributed to more than 5,000 car crash deaths.
Read on to learn more, including how to reduce your risk for a crash and what you can do if a drowsy driver injures you or a loved one.