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from Emma

Pop Quiz

What do you think is the top cause of car accidents?

a. Smartphones
b. Food
c. Fatigue

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.

More information about the study.

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