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Reminder Not to Drive Drowsy Ahead of Daylight Saving Time

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State officials are reminding motorists about the dangers of drowsy driving, as daylight saving time is set to begin on Sunday at 2 a.m.

New York has seen recent improvement in this area, with drowsy driving-related crashes declining more than 8 percent from 2018 to 2019.

Data from the National Sleep Foundation shows some people are more vulnerable than others to driving drowsy, with a variety of factors affecting rates, especially age group.

The NSF says drivers 18-29 years old are 71 percent likely to drive drowsy at some point, with 30-64 year-olds dropping to 52 percent and those 65 and older at only 19 percent.

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