Tennessee residents may understand that driving while tired is dangerous, but they may not know exactly how frequently people do it. A 2015 survey demonstrates that it is a pervasive problem and one that needs to be addressed.
According to the survey conducted by AAA, 43 percent of all drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at least one time in their lives. Overall, 31.5 percent of the respondents reported having driven in the past month while having difficulty staying awake. Nearly 40 percent of the drivers between the ages of 19 and 24 reported having done the same in the previous month.