Traffic; road, vehicle and human triad, and any of these disorders cause traffic accidents. Traffic accidents are an important problem in all countries.
In the United States, accidents were reported to be the fourth leading cause of death and 51% of motor vehicle accidents causing the most deaths. In the studies conducted in different regions in our country, it is seen that car accidents constitute the majority of judicial incidents.
According to statistics, 440,149 traffic accidents occurred in our country in 1998, 4,955 people died and 114,552 people were injured. This number includes the deaths at the scene, not including those who have been taken to the hospital after the accident and lost their lives there.
In traffic accidents, excessive speed, alcohol intake, dangerous driving as well as insomnia are important.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that about 1.5% of all accidents per year are related to insomnia and fatigue as the main cause. In different studies conducted in England, Norway and Switzerland, rates ranging from 1 to 16% have been reported.