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News drip: More links revealing the dangerous dilemma of drowsy driving

Drowsy driving accidents seem to be on the upswing but without more regulations, anti-drowsy driving laws, and an equally dangerous uptick in sleep deprivation, how are we ever going to make our roads safe again?

water-drippingIn August, SHC continues to find an ongoing discussion worldwide about the problem of drowsy driving, which we initially covered in June.

So many accidents have been reported in this 5-week period that this month’s News Drip reads more like a police blotter than a curation.

We’ve highlighted the stories that stand out from the accident reports for your convenience.

But please… take a look at the sheer number of links to wrecks due to drowsy driving.

Anyone can fall asleep at the wheel. Anyone.


JUNE 30 || ITV
Elderly driver fined after falling asleep at the wheel

JULY 2 || NEWSDAY
Two injured in Mattituck crash after driver falls asleep, cops say

JULY 3 || NEWS CHANNEL 5 NETWORK
Family Meets First Responders Who Saved Crash Victim

JULY 3 || SEATTLE TIMES
Tiger Woods says he has completed intensive program

JULY 3 || YOUR ERIE
I-79 crash kills Florida man

JULY 5 || FOX 46
Sleeping driver crashes, Wilkinson Blvd closed near Remount all morning

JULY 5 || GREEN VALLEY NEWS
Car leaves interstate after driver falls asleep

JULY 5 || KIWA RADIO
Wild Ride Sends Primghar Woman To Hospital

JULY 5 || NORTH FORK PATCH
Driver In Mattituck Crash That Left Baby Injured Fell Asleep At Wheel: Police

JULY 5 || KWTX
Driver who fell asleep at the wheel ejected in one-vehicle crash

JULY 6 || FRESNO BEE
Cyclist hurt in hit-and-run says driver shouldn’t do jail time. Is the sentence too light?

JULY 6 || PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Video captured the dramatic tractor trailer crash on I-476 outside Philadelphia

JULY 6 || THE SHERBROOKE TIMES
She was close to death after being asleep at the wheel

JULY 6 || THE TELEGRAPH
Junior doctors crashing after exhausting hospital night shifts

JULY 7 || LEVINESS, TOLZMAN & HAMILTON
Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Drowsy Driving Wrecks

JULY 7 || @NHTSA
[DROWSY DRIVING INFOGRAPHIC]
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JULY 7 || THE SANDWICH ENTERPRISE
Junior doctors crashing after exhausting hospital night shifts

JULY 8 || OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Driver Falls Asleep At Wheel, Hits Sisters Horse Sculpture

JULY 9 || EXPRESS TRIBUNE
Asleep at the wheel: Three professors killed in car crash near Chakri

JULY 10 || CBC ONLINE
Scranton Man Falls Asleep At Wheel, Hits Railroad Crossing Arm 

JULY 10 || KOREA EXPOSÉ
Viral Crash Footage Prompts Questions About Drowsy Driving

JULY 11 || KANSAS CITY STAR
Surveillance video shows car smash through Independence business

JULY 12 || 7 NEWS BOSTON
EMT driver flips ambulance after falling asleep at wheel, police say

JULY 12 || CBS THIS MORNING
Some Uber drivers say cheaper fares have them sacrificing sleep to earn more

JULY 12 || KILLEEN DAILY HERALD
2 taken to hospital in morning Harker Heights crash

JULY 12 || LAURINBURG EXCHANGE
Patrol: Vet crashes vehicle after dozing off

JULY 12 || WASHINGTON POST
‘America’s Got Talent’ audition for ‘Singing Doctor’ airs after his death

JULY 12 || WPXI
Army veteran killed in crash with state police vehicle

JULY 13 || STAR NEWS
Elk River man, 21, dies after crash

JULY 13 || VERNON BROADCASTER
Cashton man falls asleep at the wheel, hits guardrail

JULY 14 || eMISSOURIAN
Accident Victim Meets With Her Guardian Angel, Woman Returns To Crash Site To Thank Man Who Helped Her

JULY 17 || SUNSHINE COAST DAILY
Skipper handed control to crew member before boat ran aground

JULY 17 || WABI-15
Driver of Ambulance Falls Asleep, Nurse Injured

JULY 20 || GMA NEWS ONLINE
Car nearly collides with truck after driver falls asleep at the wheel

JULY 20 || WAREABLE
Steer uses shock tactics to stop you falling asleep at the wheel

JULY 20 || WCSH-6 PORTLAND
Is a shortage of first responders leading to overworked crews?

JULY 21 || EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
Hit-and-run breakdown recovery driver twice fell asleep at wheel on morning of crash

JULY 21 || MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS
Woman injured after falling asleep at wheel

JULY 21 || THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL
Sleeping driver rolls truck on US-40 east of Topeka

JULY 21 || TRI-CITY HERALD
Sleepy driver flips car, triggering other Highway 240 wrecks

JULY 24 || CHEBOYGAN DAILY TRIBUNE
Rollover injures one

JULY 24 || IRISH TIMES
Asleep at the wheel: The threat posed by exhausted doctors

JULY 24 || KBBI
Truck crashes through guardrail near Baycrest pullout

JULY 25 || DAILY REPUBLIC
Brandon man strikes oncoming vehicle in crash near Menno

JULY 25 || FUTURISM
New Wearable Could Save 30,000 People a Year

JULY 25 || LAND LINE MAGAZINE
FMCSA’s withdrawal of proposal halts pursuit of new apnea regulation

JULY 25 || STAR TRIBUNE
Hungary: 3 Romanians killed, 6 injured in minibus crash

JULY 25 || US NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Police: Man Falls Asleep Behind Wheel, Drives Into River

JULY 26 || CBS NEW YORK
Good Samaritans Help 8-Year-Old Boy Whose Father Was Killed In Crash On Long Island

JULY 26 || iFIBERONE
Truck driver hurt in crash on SR 243, allegedly fell asleep at the wheel 

JULY 26 || POUND RIDGE DAILY VOICE
Car Goes Off Pound Ridge Road After Driver Falls Asleep, Police Say

JULY 26 || WDAY-6
Driver falls asleep at the wheel, rolls pickup on I-29 during morning commute

JULY 27 || WQOW
Osseo man rolls over vehicle after falling asleep at the wheel

JULY 28 || BENTON COUNTY ENTERPRISE
Lincoln Man Falls Asleep At Wheel

JULY 28 || Q13 FOX
Cops: Drowsy driver crashes through fence, ends up in Marysville pond

JULY 29 || MONTREAL GAZETTE
Josh Freed: We’re on the road to a driverless future

JULY 29 || WIN 98.5
Asleep at the wheel, awake with a jolt

JULY 31 || NEWS 9
Crews Respond To Rollover Crash Near I-240 Eastbound At I-35

JULY 31 || ROMPER
This Incredible Technology Could Stop Parents From Falling Asleep At The Wheel

JULY 31 || WTOL-11
US 20 reopen following semi crash

AUGUST 1 || CBS PHILLY
New Technology Looks To Prevent Sleeping Behind The Wheel

AUGUST 1 || THE DAILY OBSERVER
Car accident in Gunthorpes this morning

AUGUST 1 || KANSAS CITY STAR
Baby born after crash gets glasses — and sees her parents clearly for first time

AUGUST 1 || STANDARD JOURNAL
ISP: Driver fell asleep at the wheel before head-on collision on Highway 20

AUGUST 1 || THE NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH
Tuesday wrecks leave occupants without injuries

AUGUST 1 || WIVB
Driver admits to falling asleep at wheel following Chautauqua County crash

AUGUST 2 || DAILY MAIL
Grieving son shares shocking video of moment his father, 71, was killed by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel in warning to other motorists

AUGUST 2 || LOCAL NEWS 8
Crash closes US 20 in Fremont County

AUGUST 2 || STANDARD DIGITAL
18 injured in road accident near Delamere Farm, Naivasha

AUGUST 2 || YONHAP NEWS
Gov’t announces countermeasures to combat drowsy driving

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