Published on January 9, 2014 | by Archie Velarde0
Tired Drivers dozing off at the Wheel.
A new poll by Road safety charity Brake (http://www.brake.org.uk/) has revealed that almost one third of people admitted to momentarily dozing off whilst driving.
There is a big difference between falling asleep and dozing off or “Head nodding” with 7% of people admitting to actually falling asleep behind the wheel compared the one third of people dozing off.
The survey also revealed that men are more prone to nodding off than women with 45% of men admitting to it and only 22% of women.
Doctor Louise Reyner, from the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University has insisted that tired drivers should not be driving. (Reyner Audio Clip)
LCC news spoke to Seymor Carroll who admitted that his incident was a scary one but that he has now learned his lesson. (Seymor Carroll Audio)
Out of the 1000 people surveyed a staggering 49% admitted to driving after less than five hours sleep.
LCC News also spoke to regular long distance driver who Jonathan Hylands who was visibly scarred by his experiences of “head nodding” saying he’d done it 3 or 4 times!(Jonathan Hylands Audio)