What do you think is the top cause of car accidents?
A recent study at Virginia Tech found that, more than smartphones or food, car accidents are caused by fatigue.
The study found that fatigue causes 20% of crashes, much more than the 2 or 3 percent estimated previously by surveys.
Some strategies to avoid driving while fatigued:
1. For long road trips, take a break every 100 miles or 2 hours.
2. Avoid driving at times when you would normally be sleeping.
3. Take a nap; if you feel that you are in danger of falling asleep find a safe place to take a 15 to 20-minute nap.