Is Being Tired as Bad as Being Drunk?

Alternatively, do we all suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

(Telegraph) Being tired behind the wheel as bad as being drunk

Driving for more than three hours without a break at night is the equivalent of being drunk behind the wheel, claims a new study.

Researchers found driver tiredness after a few hours has the same effect as being over the drink-driving limit. Even two hours of motorway driving in the dark can affect performance so severely it is the same as having a couple drinks.

Now experts who carried out the research want governments to impose a maximum two-hour limit on continuous night-time driving in a bid to curb accidents and death rates. It is estimated that one-fifth of all traffic accidents are due to sleepiness behind the wheel.

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