People younger than age 25, males and binge drinkers were more likely than other drivers to be involved in an accident while driving drowsy, CDC researchers wrote in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Failure to wear seat belts, history of sleep disorders, and getting less than five hours of sleep each night were also linked to a higher accident risk resulting from drowsy driving. In total, 4% of survey respondents said they had fallen asleep while behind the wheel in the past month.

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