Did you know that almost 83.6 million Americans reportedly drive drowsy every year?

Most of the time, when we talk about unsafe driving habits, we talk about the dangers of things like distracted driving and driving under the influence. But we do not often hear about the dangers of drowsy driving. But it is a risky driving habit that millions of Americans do every year.

Where does North Dakota land on the list of states drowsy drivers?

According to QuoteWizard, North Dakota comes in at number 20 on the list of states with the drowsiest drivers. QuoteWizardt analyzed data from 2014 to 2018 and determined the rankings by finding out "which states had the highest percentage of drowsy driving fatalities compared to overall driving fatalities." While New Hampshire came in at number one with 8.48%, North Dakota came in at number 20 with 2.24%.

Drowsy driving can be considered to be just as dangerous as driving under the influence.

QuoteWizard reports that 24 hours without sleep is equivalent to 0.10 BAC. It goes on further to say that drivers actually start being affected on as little as three to five hours of sleep. As someone who has experienced drowsiness while driving, it is a brutal experience.

Even with enough sleep, I am generally a sleepy person. And I can fall asleep basically anywhere. So, car trips can be rough for me, especially if I am driving alone. I have definitely been a drowsy driver, but I have learned to pull over instead of fighting it.

Have you ever experienced drowsiness while driving?

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