Nearly 1 In 10 New Haven Auto Accidents Could Be Caused By Drowsy Driving

February 9, 2018
Published by

Nearly 9-10% of New Haven auto accidents can be caused by drowsy driving, according to a study released by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drowsy driving is when a driver gets behind the wheel feeling tired. It is challenging to diagnose as the cause of auto accidents. AAA’s study conducted research on 3,500 people who were monitored over the course of several months.

Drowsiness was determined by the amount of time the driver’s eyes were closed by in-vehicle cameras. Using these methods drowsiness was determined in 8.9-9.5% of drivers with 10.7% of crashes resulting in significant property damage.

The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm urge you to contact our firm if you suspect the other driver in your auto accident was drowsy.