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  • Self-reported traffic accidents and sleepiness in a professional group of Turkish drivers 

    Authors:Öztürk, Levent; Tufan, Yüksel; Güler, Fazil
    Publisher and Date:(2002)
    Sleepiness in professional drivers is widely accepted to be an important cause of traffic accidents. Despite growing knowledge of the prevalence of sleepiness in automobile and truck drivers estimates from different countries vary on the extent to which sleepiness is a cause of motor vehicle accidents. We have performed a study assessing the sleep characteristics and symptoms of disordered sleep as well as sleep related traffic accidents in a group of professional drivers by using a self-reported ...