This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Revised estimates of the U.S. drowsy driver crash problem size based on general estimates system case reviews
Published October 16, 1995 by Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine in United States
A revised estimate of the incidence of crashes involving driver drowsiness/fatigue is provided based on analysis of General Estimates System (GES) data and a review of 562 GES cases from 1993. Cases selected for review had coded characteristics suggesting a ""Drift-Out-Of-Lane"" scenario but were not cited as drowsiness-related in GES. The case review identified some ""definite,"" ""probable,"" and ""possible,"" drowsy driver crashes not captured by the normal GES data coding process. It indicated that drowsiness/fatigue is a discernible causal factor in 1.2 to 1.6% of Police Accident Reports, as compared to the baseline GES estimate of 0.9%.