Drivers 'tired from watching TV'

More than six in 10 motorists have admitted that they stay up late at night mostly watching television before taking to the road in the morning, a survey has revealed.

According to the study of 3,000 drivers by, 83% said that they go to bed later than 10pm.

The report warned that as many as 62% of motorists are left tired from spending too much time at night watching television before driving on the road.

Meanwhile, nearly seven in 10 (67%) drivers said that financial worries as well as concerns about their job have also resulted in them suffering from insomnia.

Despite lack of good and peaceful sleep at night, around 74% of motorists drive in the morning rush hour, with 56% speeding on their way to work, the study added.

Overall, 86% of motorists failed to manage eight hours of sleep a day, with domestic problems partly being the reason for not getting enough sleep.

People usually set off for work by car between 8am and 8.30am, the time when most of the accidents on road have been found to take place. operations head Jeremy Herbert said: "People are living fast-paced lives but worryingly our survey shows they don't seem to be able to slow down behind the wheel. This is even more dangerous when combined with a lack of sleep."

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