In any case, the video is all about proving that driving tired is about as bad as drink driving, or at least raising awareness of the problem. Driving over the limit is illegal all over the world, and some countries have zero alcohol tolerance. But sleep deprivation can be just as bad.
The non-scientific experiment features two samples, one where the people are tired and the other where they've been topped off with beer. The first test tries to replicate a normal morning commute, and in Britain, that means twisting narrow roads and avoiding parked cars.
The tired people do very well, but the drunk ones are overconfident and make some potentially dangerous mistakes. But the results are reversed when they try nighttime highway driving. Tiff, who is drunk here, makes almost no mistakes, even though he admits his reflexes might be a little dull. On the other hand, drowsy drivers are far more dangerous.
60% of adults in the U.S. have done it and around a third of people have actually fallen asleep at the wheel, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Though driving while exhausted may seem relatively harmless, it has serious consequences. You could get into a car accident and possibly harm yourself or someone else.
If you've been awake for 24 hours, it's like having a blood alcohol level of 0.10, well over the limit. But the effects are different. People who get behind the wheel drunk may realize they're dangerous and go slowly, giving themselves time to reach. But a drowsy driver can nod off while still going fast, so they may not react at all.
Coffee and power are your friends in this situation!