Peru Might Have Solved Accidents Caused by Tired Drivers
I think everyone has been in a situation wherein they're driving in a state that's a little more exhausted than they should be. In fact, the CDC offers some pretty crazy statistics:
- An estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013. However, these numbers are underestimated and up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by drowsy drivers.
In an interesting and creative solution to the problem of people being too tired behind the wheel, Peru is giving people a chance to feel right at home. Take a look at this video:
I'm not sure how feasible this approach would be in the United States; obviously we're a much larger and different country. But it's interesting nonetheless. Check out this article for a lot more information about the entire campaign.