12% drivers admit ‘micro sleeping’ at the wheel

A survey of 1,000 drivers reveals that one in eight fall asleep at the wheel

The survey by road safety charity, Brake, also revealed that a quarter of motorists start a journey already feeling tired. The effects of nodding off at the wheel for six seconds when driving on a motorway at 70mph can mean travelling 200 metres without having control of the vehicle or being aware of other traffic around you, say Brake.

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