Volvo study equates fatigue, drinking

| Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Researchers at Volvo Trucks say the similarities between driving while exhausted and driving while intoxicated are “remarkable.”

Volvo conducted the tests at its proving grounds in Sweden, comparing the performance of tired drivers with those of drivers who’d consumed alcohol.

According to a press release, cameras mounted in the cabs showed that both sets of drivers displayed similar impairments in terms of concentration and reaction time.

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