Drowsy driving more common because people are getting less

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Seems like everyone tries to do more these days.  That leaves little time for sleep.

One survey showed fewer and fewer people are getting more than 8 hours a day. Not only is a lack of sleep bad for your health, but it's also dangerous.  Keeping stats on drowsy driving is difficult.  There's not a breathalyzer to know how  much sleep someone is getting.

Federal statistics estimate an annual 100,000 crashes are the result of drowsy driving.  An estimated number of at least 1,500 of them fatal.

So if you're hitting the road this weekend, make sure you spend some quality time in your bed.

I'm JB and that's The Way it Oughta Be.