Young drivers are more apt to drive drowsy

Young people are apparently more likely to nod off behind the wheel than any other age group.{}{}

According to a new study by the Triple-A Foundation for Traffic Safety, 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 Triple A found one in every six deadly crashes involved a drowsy driver.