Last summer, Quebec launched a campaign to combat drowsy driving and study after study – including one recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta – has pegged those most at risk.
Need a scary number? Up to 20 per cent of Canadians have reported falling asleep at the wheel, according to the Canada Safety Council.
There are no new revelations about the worst offenders: Those who drive long distances, those who sleep the least or snore or suffer from sleep apnea, shift workers, commercial drivers, and those taking sedatives.
Every study has a figurative asterisk beside its measured injury and fatality rates: you can’t ask a dead person if they nodded off just before they died.
From “Drive, She Said” Safety systems designed to save you from your bad habits by LORRAINE SOMMERFELD. Special to The Globe and Mail. Published Friday, Jan. 18 2013, 8:00 AM EST. Full Article here