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December 2016 Archives

The less sleep drivers get the higher the crash rate

Many Oklahoma motorists may be aware that driving while they are tired can be dangerous. However, a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that the consequences of drowsy driving could be more severe than people might know. The report suggests that those who sleep less than six hours in a 24-hour period are twice as likely to become involved in a car accident than those who get at least seven hours of sleep.

Researchers look at possibility of self-driving trucks

Many Oklahoma motorists would be very nervous to see a large commercial truck traveling down the highway with no one in the driver's seat. However, the American Transportation Research Institute believes that self-driving trucks could actually make the roads safer. Even with autonomous technology, the self-driving trucks will still require human operators, however.