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CDC says 4.2% of drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel

Chicago Tribune -- Start your engines … and your coffee makers?

A report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 4.2% of adults admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous month.

The report also found that people were more likely to fall asleep while driving if they slept six hours or less a night, fell asleep throughout the day or snored at night.

The CDC's findings were based on a 2009-10 survey of more than 147,000 people. California had the third-highest rate of drivers falling asleep in the survey, which included 19 states and the District of Columbia. Texas had the highest rate and Oregon the lowest.



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Submitted Jan 05, 2013 By: BennoBlue
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 4:58:23 AM

get off the e-devices and shut down for the night sooner. No reason to pack life so full that one can't get more than 5 1/2 hours of sleep most nights.
Catfish93001
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:04:57 PM

Two days later still asleep at the wheel...?
jethro5000
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:17:21 AM

Is it just me, or were all of these news articles left over from yesterday?? Today must be a slow news day!
blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 7:54:00 AM

never had that problem
tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 7:45:39 AM

CDC says 4.2% of drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel. If you do any driving for any length of time, you may find yourself waking up after dozing for 10 seconds or less. And your a little farther down the road and not crashing into anything or drivng off the road. Another instance is thinking your seeing a stop sign that is not there and the car behind you honks to try to get you moving.
When not driving with your utmost attention, it's time to pull over and get some much needed rest and sleep. It's better to get some rest than crashing into something and ruining your day or another persons day.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 1:06:13 AM

There is technology to help this problem in development.
5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:34:49 PM

If it is boring you to sleep don't do it.
C.Carpets
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:20:38 PM

I think we should all have cars more closely related to Bumper Cars. Texing, Sleeping, Drunk Drivers, it's getting dangerous out there.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:19:56 PM

i don't know how with a cell phone in there ear
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:17:05 PM

Let's see, dont drink and drive, don't eat and drive, dont put make-up on while driving, don't sleep and drive.......I know......WALK.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:16:50 PM

this is not a good thing.
CiVX
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:15:09 PM

Did they say it talking in there sleep?
forteras
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:12:45 PM

Please tell me which roads they are on so that I can avoid them!
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:11:44 PM

Allot of people don't get enough sleep.
skybiker
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:10:44 PM

Happened to me!!
Rooster922
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:09:01 PM

Really
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:08:44 PM

zzz (snores)...sorry, was sleeping...what did you say ???
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:08:17 PM

Sounds like a low number
viperND
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:07:58 PM

I save that for my couch
regout
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:07:35 PM

It's very dangerous and I hope it won't happen to me.
Beboper
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:07:16 PM

old news
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:06:17 PM

I'm glad I use public transit to get to work.
fullauto
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:06:11 PM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:06:03 PM

There should be an electric grid in the driver's seat triggered by erratic driving.
rsox67
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:05:59 PM

Thanks
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:05:49 PM

WOW, really?
jrschl
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:04:22 PM

CDC? Really? Very interesting they are covering this.
cheaper0ON
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:03:46 PM

Do not sleep and drive.

[Edited by: cheaper0ON at 1/6/2013 12:05:49 AM EST]
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:02:53 PM

Sleep Aptnia too!
jpurdy1942
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:01:38 PM

There are people that sleep less than 6 hours and are completely rested.
PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:58:54 PM

Ok
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:57:06 PM

Just another reason to stay out of Cali....
thomas41546
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:56:57 PM

I was wide awake. Next thing I hear is rumble strip right side tire. Scared me to death. Was not tired and not drinking or drugs. Just no traffic to speak of and was comfortable driving. Rest area was my next stop.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:55:32 PM

Scary.

[Edited by: mfeldstein at 1/5/2013 11:56:46 PM EST]
beachmanglen
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:54:14 PM

Don't drive when you're tired.
wcp3rd
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:53:17 PM

scarey
sleuth696
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:52:54 PM

That article made me sleepy
ldiggy
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:52:10 PM

Wow. That was a great story and a little scary.
DEG
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:51:46 PM

I knew that CA had bad drivers (and unfortunately they have shipped a large number here to NV).
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:51:21 PM

It seems that none of us are getting enough sleep.
HA4CNN
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:50:48 PM

That's pretty scarey.
vibdata
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:49:44 PM

Falling asleep at the wheel is a disease? How about finding a cure for cancer? For Swine Flu? For Reggler Flu? For the Common Cold? Never mind studying sleeping sickness. CDC you are NOT doing your job (a common symptom of current jobholders).

deerslayer5
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:48:43 PM

Scary thought.
DarthDadJr
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:48:31 PM

Wow...
Tiernan
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:47:24 PM

Scary figures!
AKmailman
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:44:50 PM

with all the gunfire in chi town I can see why people don't get enough sleep
ricebike
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:42:12 PM

yea, i've seen too many drowsy drivers to think that they're drunk driving
fullauto
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:42:11 PM

crash testing dummies
Costello
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:40:51 PM

Just that many more dangerous drivers on the road...
dvrm9
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:35:39 PM

Very scary.
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:33:29 PM

Not good!!! Very dangerous to every one!!!
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