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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

It is no secret that driving while drowsy is extremely dangerous, but new research is showing why we get so sleepy when driving or even while riding in the car. It also supports the fact that we must find a solution fast.

According to new research, driving makes us lethargic, even while most alert. New studies show data that should interest both car manufacturers and road safety experts. Experiments show that while in motion, cars emit a low frequency vibration that begins to make both drivers and passengers sleepy after just 15 minutes of exposure!

In this study, 15 test subjects were put through a highway driving simulation and researchers monitored their heart rate variability. The HRV is a good test of drowsiness because it detects the changes in the central nervous system that occurs when we physically feel tired. The data supported the claim that it takes just 15 …