The video notes that driving after being awake for 17 hours is like driving with blood alcohol level of 0.5, impaired enough to raise a driver's risk of an accident.
Trevose, PA, 2015, May 8—The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) has released a new fleet training module that educates drivers about ways to avoid the dangers of drowsy driving.

Some key points covered in the four-minute module are:

• 40% of U.S. drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel while driving.
• Driver fatigue causes some 100,000 traffic collisions and 1,500 deaths per year.
• Crashes in which fatigue is a factor are three times more likely to result in serious injury.
• Driving fatigued can have the same effect as driving drunk.
• The warning signs of driver fatigue.
• What to do if you experience fatigue while driving.

“With all the attention focused on distracted and drunk driving, the dangers of driving when you’re too tired can be overlooked,” said Brian Kinniry, senior director of strategic account services. “We hope this module will raise awareness and help prevent accidents.”

The module is available to drivers whose fleets subscribe to CEI’s DriverCare™ Risk Manager fleet safety application. To receive credit for the lesson, drivers must complete a five-question test after viewing it.

About CEI

CEI, a fleet driver management company, is a leading provider of technology-enhanced vehicle accident, driver safety and fleet risk management services. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, and institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.

Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, Atlanta, GA, and Minneapolis, MN. In 2000, CEI launched its DriverCare™ solution, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit ceinetwork.com.


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