Professional Driver Facts
“Drowsy Driving” causes over 100,000 car crashes each year. Drowsy drivers are involved in an estimated 21% of fatal crashes
37% of drivers report having fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point in their lives; 11% report having fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past year
Drowsiness was involved in one in five fatal crashes
An estimated 328,000 crashes each year, including 109,000 injury crashes and 6,400 fatal crashes, involve a drowsy driver.
Men have twice as many drowsy driving crashes as women.
More than half of drowsy driving crashes involve drivers drifting out of their lanes or off the road.
Commercial truck drivers now have to be screened for sleep apnea