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Drowsiness as Risky for Drivers as Drunkenness, Study Finds

Drivers who miss two or three hours of sleep in a day face the same risk of an accident as those who are legally drunk, according to an AAA study on the sometimes deadly consequences of being drowsy behind the wheel. The auto and travel group said Tuesday that its study of 4,571 U.S. accidents showed that drivers who got less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a day were at a much higher risk of accidents. The study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was the first to...

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