AAA: 4th of July Utah's Deadliest Holiday For Drivers

AAA: 4th of July Utah's Deadliest Holiday For Drivers

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast