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Mixing Sleep Deprivation And Driving

In the modern fast-paced world even teens experience lack of time and the pressure “to get everything done”. Many teens are trying to accommodate too many things into their schedules - school time, homework, sports and social life, which leaves the sleep out of it. This raises an issue of driving while being sleep-deprived.

Sleep deprivation causes your mind to react to things differently. Your perception of the conditions around you change and you are not likely to react on time if the road situation changes rapidly. This is almost like driving under the influence - just as dangerous.

Studies show that teenage drivers license holders whose school starts at 8:30 are much less likely to be involved in a car accident than those teens who start school at 7:30.