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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Triple-A says the Fourth of July is Utah's deadliest holiday for motorists -- with many crashes caused by drowsy drivers.
Triple-A Utah spokesman says the reason for drowsy driver crashes is often that people get too stress out as they get ready for vacation and don't get enough sleep before the start their holiday.
A National Sleep Foundation survey found 57 percent of those interviewed said they had driven while drowsy and 23 percent admitted they had actually fallen asleep at the wheel.
In a Triple-A survey, almost 90 percent of officers who responded to the survey said they had stopped a driver whom they believed to be drunk and found instead they were overtired.
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