• 28-DEC-2012

  • SOURCE: General Motors - Global

New Year's Resolutions for Drivers: GET SOME SLEEP! AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Finds Many American Sleepy at the Wheel

Car crashes rank among the leading causes of death in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, an average of 90 lives are needlessly cut short on a typical day as the result of crashes on our roads. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety will be releasing, in early January, its fifth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, a nationally-representative telephone survey, which assess a few key indicators of the degree to which traffic safety is valued and is being pursued. This study which surveyed nearly 4000 US residents age 16 years or older found that nearly one in ten drivers reported having fallen asleep or nodded off while driving during the past year.

Studies have indicated that Americans appear to value safe travel and desire a greater level of safety than they now experience. During this interview, James Bell will provide a candid tour on American driving tendencies as validated by some early survey results to be released in the AAA Safety Culture Index 2012.

He will also discuss new automotive technology designed to help improve driver alertness on the road.