Officials said 17 percent of fatal crashes are a result of drowsy driving. Similar to alcohol and drugs, drowsy driving decreases awareness, slows reaction time and impairs judgment. Every year, 44,000 people are killed in these kinds of accidents.
LOS ANGELES --Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving, according to a new study from AAA. The study suggested that driving after staying awake for 24 hours was the same as having a blood-alcohol level of 0.10.