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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is a state of sleepiness that impairs driving ability through decreased reaction time, vigilance, attentional capacity, and information processing ability. UMTRI researchers are interested in understanding the characteristics of drowsiness-related crashes in order to develop programs and technology to reduce the frequency of these crashes. Research methods include analysis of crash databases and instrumented vehicles.

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Drowsy driving among older adults a literature review.
Nicole Zanier, David W. Eby, J. Todd Arnedt, Lisa J. Molnar, Anita Shelgikar, Renee St. Louis, Toni Antonucci, James S. Jackson, Jacob Nelson, Lindsay Ryan, Jacqui Smith

report M-CASTL 2010-04

The goals of this literature review are to better understand the risk factors associated with drowsy driving, particularly those...