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    Study: A Surprising Number of Drivers Admit to Falling Asleep

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    A study reveals that more than 4% of drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel.

    Have you ever found yourself dozing off while driving?

    It may surprise you that 4.2 percent of drivers have admitted to falling asleep while behind the wheel.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released findings from a survey which included roughly 147,000 people. The drivers who confessed to falling asleep had admitted to doing it at least once in the previous month.

    Texas had the highest rate of drivers falling asleep while Oregon was reported to have the lowest. The report found that adults aged 25-34 were most likely to fall asleep while elderly drivers aged 65 and older were less likely to snooze behind the wheel.

    Also, it is more common for males to fall asleep while driving than it is for females.

    A study from 2009 proves that there are other dangers besides drowsiness.
    The study, done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that eating while driving is the cause behind 80% of vehicular accidents. 65% of near miss collisions were also said to involve drivers consuming food.
    Soup, tacos, chili dogs and hamburgers were the top culprits. Hot coffee was the worst beverage to drink due to spills caused by bumps.