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For drowsy driving prevention week AAA is releasing new statistics that show many drivers are nodding off at the wheel.

Drowsy drivers are involved in a high number of life-threatening accidents, and it turns out the drowsiest drivers might be the youngest.

That is according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.  One in four drivers reported feeling so tired they had a hard time keeping their eyes open. Researchers discovered drivers age 19 to 24 were the most likely to doze off while driving.

AAA in Tucson recommends drivers keep a few things in mind to avoid driving drowsy:

Get plenty of sleep before a long trip; travel at times when normally awake; schedule a break every two hours or every 100 miles even if not feeling tired; and lastly travel with a passenger and take turns driving.

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