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More On Drowsy Driving: FDA Acts To Reduce Sleep Aid Risks

Our last post covered the recent attention that has focused on drowsy driving dangers in the wake of a new report highlighting the number of fatal crashes that involve fatigued drivers. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration entered the picture by approving new dosage recommendations for one of the nation's most popular sleep aids: Ambien.

More On Drowsy Driving: FDA Acts To Reduce Sleep Aid Risks

Our last post covered the recent attention that has focused on drowsy driving dangers in the wake of a new report highlighting the number of fatal crashes that involve fatigued drivers. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration entered the picture by approving new dosage recommendations for one of the nation's most popular sleep aids: Ambien.

Drowsy Driving And Trucking Accidents

According to federal statistics and a myriad of recent headlines in national publications, drowsy driving is a big problem on roads in Texas and the rest of America. The risks of falling asleep at the wheel could hardly be more obvious - yet American drivers apparently doze off on a regular basis. Between 2000 and 2010, more than 11,000 people died in fatigue-related crashes.

Drowsy Driving And Trucking Accidents

According to federal statistics and a myriad of recent headlines in national publications, drowsy driving is a big problem on roads in Texas and the rest of America. The risks of falling asleep at the wheel could hardly be more obvious - yet American drivers apparently doze off on a regular basis. Between 2000 and 2010, more than 11,000 people died in fatigue-related crashes.

San Antonio Truck Crash Injures Three

Two San Antonio motorists found themselves trapped between a dump truck and an 18-wheeler this week after one of the trucks crashed into them. The accident occurred during the morning commute on Wednesday and may have involved several common trucking problems.

San Antonio Truck Crash Injures Three

Two San Antonio motorists found themselves trapped between a dump truck and an 18-wheeler this week after one of the trucks crashed into them. The accident occurred during the morning commute on Wednesday and may have involved several common trucking problems.

Obese drivers, passengers more likely to be killed in auto accidents

We've written about the problem of obesity and the health conditions that stem from it (sleep apnea). Sleep apnea causes disruptions in sleep and can lead to drowsiness during the day. This is an obvious problem for people who drive commercial trucks for a living.

Obese drivers, passengers more likely to be killed in auto accidents

We've written about the problem of obesity and the health conditions that stem from it (sleep apnea). Sleep apnea causes disruptions in sleep and can lead to drowsiness during the day. This is an obvious problem for people who drive commercial trucks for a living.

6.1 percent of surveyed Texans report falling asleep behind wheel

A significant percentage of fatal wrecks may be caused by drowsy driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, the CDC estimates 15-33 percent of all fatal wrecks may be caused from falling asleep behind the wheel.

6.1 percent of surveyed Texans report falling asleep behind wheel

A significant percentage of fatal wrecks may be caused by drowsy driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, the CDC estimates 15-33 percent of all fatal wrecks may be caused from falling asleep behind the wheel.

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