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DuPage County car accident attorney, drowsy driving, car crashes, car accident, car accident caseAre most drowsy driving accidents in DuPage County caused by college students who do not recognize the harms associated with fatigued driving? According to a recent report from Reuters, a new study suggests that while driving drowsy is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, college students may see it as unavoidable and not a legal risk.

Recently, we discussed a new AAA study that shows drowsy driving crashes might happen even more frequently than researchers and safety advocates previously believed. Now, according to this study, undergraduate students potentially should be targeted for education surrounding drowsy driving motor vehicle accident risks.

Undergraduate Students May Be Riskier Drivers

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DuPage County auto accident lawyer, drowsy driving, car crashes, auto accidents, car accidentAuto accidents in DuPage County can have many different causes, including distracted driving, aggressive driving, and drunk driving. While more reports have been assessing the links between drowsy driving and car crashes in Illinois and throughout the country, a recent news release from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety discusses a study that suggests fatigued driving is to blame for far more collisions than we previously believed.

Whether you commute home to DuPage County from your office in Chicago after a long day of work or regularly take family road trips, it is important to understand the risks of drowsy driving and to learn more about the recent AAA study.

Study Uses Footage of Drivers to Gauge Sleepiness Behind the Wheel

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auto accidents, DuPage County auto accident lawyer, drowsy driving, drowsy teen driving, car accident injuriesResidents of DuPage County may wonder how starting school later could have an impact on auto accident and bus accident rates around the Chicago suburbs. While the answer might not seem immediately apparent, the answer concerns drowsy driving and its effect on traffic collisions.

According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, “if school districts throughout the state [of Illinois] moved starting times to 8:30 a.m., so middle and high school students could sleep longer, Illinois’ economy would gain $1 billion within five years.” That economic increase would come from a drastic drop in motor vehicle crash rates, the Rand Corp. reported via a recent study.

Drowsy driving is a serious issue among teen drivers, even though it often does not get as much attention as teen driving issues such as distracted driving or impaired driving. 

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DuPage County personal injury lawyer, Illinois Car AccidentsNew safety features continue to make cars safer than ever; however, people are still injured in car accidents every day. In Illinois, most accidents are caused by one of the three D’s: distracted driving, drowsy driving, or dunk driving.

Distracted Driving

The term distracted driving is often used to describe people who text and drive. While texting is deadly when combined with driving, there are several other distractions that cause thousands of injuries each year. These distractions include:

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