This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 25, 2020
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Later school start times reduce car crashes, improve teen safety
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL SLEEP MEDICINE via SCIENCE DAILY
February 18, 2020
From the research study summary: “Researchers analyzed motor vehicle accident statistics involving adolescents in Fairfax County, Virginia, for two school years before and after the implementation of later school start times. Results show that the crash rate in 16-to-18-year-old licensed drivers decreased significantly from 31.63 to 29.59 accidents per 1,000 drivers after the delayed start time. In contrast, the teen crash rate remained steady throughout the rest of the state.”
Takeaway: It all comes down to being rested enough to make safe choices and avoid risks.