A Lot Of Drivers Are Asleep At The Wheel

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A survey finds one out of every 24 adults admits to falling asleep at the wheel. Health officials say the true number is higher. Some people don't realize when they drop off for a second or two.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

If you're driving, please take a moment to be sure you're awake. A survey finds one of every 24 adults admits to falling asleep at the wheel. Health officials say they suspect the true number is higher. Some people don't realize when they drop off for a second or...

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Steve. Hey, hey, hey, Steve.

INSKEEP: Anyway, drivers most likely to nod off are men, according to this survey, or people between 25 and 34.

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