All drowsy driving crashes are indentifiable, predictable and preventable. Through studying the Akilla Sleep Safety Educational Campaign section you will be learn what to do and what not to do. But first some history .
The international driving literature before 1985 made little mention of sleepiness and instead focused on the prevention of inattention and fatigue. Traffic crash forms did not have a category for reporting sleepiness as a crash cause. Certainly, sleepiness can contribute to fatigue and inattention and given the lack of objective tests or uniform reporting requirements to distinguish these different crash causes, misclassification and inconsistencies in the primary data and the literature can be expected.
Some, but not all, recent studies and reviews make an explicit assumption that given the uncertainty in crash reports, all crashes in the fatigue and inattention categories should be attributed to sleepiness. Sleepiness-related crashes are still very often reported in the categories of fatigue and inattention, and consensus has been reached that sleepiness is an under-recognised feature of non-commercial automobile crashes.
These inconsistencies have brought about a misrepresentation of sleepiness in crash reports as well as in car and van insurance reports. Until the literature is altered and sleepiness is acknowledged as a crash cause, fatigue and inattention will continue to overshadow the seriousness of sleepiness
Why aren't some of these drowsy driving crashes reported? Many times police do not recognise the signs of drowsy-driving and there are no codes to follow. Therefore, many such crashes are attributed to other causes
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