A study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has found that teen drivers are twice as likely to have a car accident if they feel sleepy behind the wheel. The study found that adolescent drivers were 2.1 times more likely to have had a crash if they experienced sleepiness while driving and were 1.9 times more likely to crash if they reported having slept poorly before getting behind the wheel.
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Last updated: April 30, 2010