Sleepy Drivers Involved In 17% Of Fatal Car Crashes

According to a study by the trying-for-first-in-the-phone-book AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, one in six fatal crashes - nearly 17 percent - involves a drowsy driver. That's about four to five times higher than previous studies have found. [via Wheels] » 11/08/10 3:00pm 11/08/10 3:00pm

Anti-Sleep Driving Alarm Shuns Tilted Heads

There's been some pretty high-tech solutions to the on-going problem of sleeping drivers, but this device tries to simply the process. The Anti-Sleep Driving Alarm is an alarm worn around the ear. If it senses the head tilting 30 degrees or more it will sound a high-pitched alarm. It's as simple as that. The funny… » 5/19/08 3:40pm 5/19/08 3:40pm

Researchers Looking At Blue Lights To Fight Nodding Drivers

We all known that sleeping drivers is a leading cause of automobile deaths and accidents, but researchers are learning of less technological ways to combat dozing drivers: blue lights. The latest studies show that sleepy drivers should take a 30-minute blue light "bath" to combat drowsiness while driving. Why would… » 4/02/08 2:45pm 4/02/08 2:45pm

Toyota System Watches the Eyes for Signs of Nodding Off

By including an eye-monitoring system in some vehicles, Toyota is the latest manufacturer to take a stab at the problem of drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Toyota's tech works a lot like EyeAlert a product we featured many-a-year ago. » 1/24/08 11:15am 1/24/08 11:15am