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Is Driving Tired Really Similar to Driving Drunk?

Posted by Lisa Floyd on May 13, 2015 11:07:00 AM

You’d probably never drink and drive. But many people drive while they’re tired, which can be just as dangerous. Part of the danger comes from the fact that you may not realize how tired you are. If you haven’t had enough sleep, you may think you’re fine, but studies show that driving tired is similar to being drunk while you’re driving. If you’re awake for 18 hours, your impairment is similar to someone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .05 percent. After 24 hours awake, your impairment is comparable to a BAC of .10 percent, which would qualify as drunk driving in all states.

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