An estimated 2400 people are killed every year and many more seriously injured where a driver has fallen asleep at the wheel.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. As tragic as these numbers are, they only tell a portion of the story. It is widely recognized that drowsy driving is underreported as a cause of crashes. And this doesn't include incidents caused by driver inattention.
Drowsy driving is all too common, especially among young men aged 25 and under. Night workers who rotate their schedules are also at high risk. Others at risk include people who regularly drive long distances and those who have sleep disorders. The highest risk times of day for drowsy driving accidents to occur is in the mid-afternoon and overnight hours.
NHTSA statistics also show that normalized accident rates vary during the course of the 24-hour day and mirror daily human alertness patterns. Accident rates have a peak in the mid-afternoon, when alertness dips, and an even higher peak in the overnight hours between 2 and 6 a.m., when alertness is at its lowest point of the day.
In 1996, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) embarked on an effort to reduce the effects that fatigue and driver inattention have on highway safety. While everyone is susceptible to drowsy-driving crashes, shift workers run a particularly high risk. Their natural sleep patterns are disrupted by working nights or long and irregular hours.
Everyone has gotten drowsy while driving. Some of us have actually fallen asleep only to be awakened by the blaring horn of an oncoming car.
Avoid this potential tragedy by wearing the NO NAP on your ear. If your head should nod, an alarm will go off, waking you and any sleeping passengers in the vehicle.
NO NAP is a 100% safety device which warns you immediately when you sleep/ doze while driving.
NO NAP is tested by Electronics and Quality Development Center (Govt. of India).