Survey: A third of drivers have nodded off behind the wheel

One in three drivers have admitted nodding off momentarily while driving, according to a survey. The poll also found the male drivers were more likely to drive on little sleep than women.

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Survey: Men more likely to drive on little sleep

A survey has found that men are more likely to drive on less than five hours' sleep than women.

A higher proportion of men also admitted to having drifted off behind the wheel.

The data, collected by road safety charity Brake and insurance firm Direct Line, found the following:

  • Almost half (49%) admitted to driving after less than three hours' sleep
  • Men (55%) were more likely than women (45%) to drive after less than five hours' sleep
  • Only 2% of women drivers have drifted off compared with 14% of men

(Sources: Survey by Brake and Direct Line)

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