ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – “Drowsy Driving” is a major cause of traffic crashes, these days.

Chris Pilcic with State Farm Insurance says research identified some common themes.

“A lot of them are on high speed roadways that have a straight stretch of road, many of the drivers are by themselves a majority of the time, and almost always it involves a car all by itself that just leaves the roadway,” he says.

Pilcic says the Governor’s Highway Safety Association and State Farm recently worked together on a “drowsy driving” survey.

He told KMOX Auto Show host Greg Damon that those types of crashes are most-likely to happen late at night, early in the morning, and middle of the afternoon.

Pilcic said there are hundreds of thousands of drowsy driving crashes each year.

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