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One in eight drivers ‘doze’ at the wheel

Jonathan Warren

13.07.2011

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Jonathan Warren
106403635 As many as one in eight drivers have involuntarily snoozed at the wheel in the past year, a recent poll has revealed. The publication of the survey results, jointly conducted by Brake and Cambridge Weight Plan, is hoped to urge drivers to remember the importance of sufficient sleep in bed the night before a journey. The groups are also urging drivers to take smaller nap-breaks throughout a trip if necessary. The poll of 1,000 drivers showed that 29 per cent of drivers have continued their journey despite feeling drowsy, while 86 per cent failed to follow advice to stop the car somewhere safe to take a break and get some sleep. Brake campaigns director Julie Townsend said: “Tiredness at the wheel kills. Driving a vehicle is a huge responsibility that must be taken seriously. That means stopping when we feel drowsy and certainly never starting a journey tired. It’s a matter of life and death.”

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Jonathan Warren

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