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Teens More Likely to be Drowsy Drivers

(CNN) — Young people are apparently more likely to nod off behind the wheel than any other age group, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The research discovered one in seven young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 dozed off while driving last year. Only one in 10 drivers over the age of 24 fell asleep at the wheel.

Sleepy motorists are also involved in a higher number of life-threatening accidents.

A 2010 study by AAA found one in every six deadly crashes involved a drowsy driver.

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