Drowsy Driving Fatal Crashes: 10 Occupations with the Highest Risk [2021 Study]

On average, employees in America work 35 hours a week. However, the 10 occupations with the highest risk of drowsy driving average 48-hour workweeks. These long days and workweeks place employees at risk of driving home exhausted and injuring themselves or others. Since drowsy driving causes hundreds of deaths each year, workers need to know how to prevent drowsy driving by learning to recognize the warning signs and effects of drowsy driving and act accordingly.

UPDATED: Jun 27, 2022Fact Checked

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UPDATED: Jun 27, 2022

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Drowsy Driving: Highest Risk Occupations
Drowsy Driving: Highest Risk Occupations