Feedback at 5:00: Drowsy Driving

We already know how dangerous drunk driving and distracted driving are.

But some states are also focusing on drowsy driving.

In Arkansas, fatigued driving can be classified as an offense under negligent homicide, if a driver in a deadly accident has been without sleep for 24 consecutive hours.

In New Jersey, a driver that has been without sleep for 24 hours is considered to be driving recklessly, in the same class as an intoxicated driver.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 100,000 crashes are tied to drowsy driving, causing the deaths of 1,500 people per year.

Do you think Michigan should punish drowsy drivers?

We’re talking about it today for Feedback at 5:00.