Yet another reason for those bratty teenagers to push back a school's start time? Guess what, there may be a proper case for this one.

According to a study conducted by Eastern Virginia Medical School, it appears that there is a correlation between sleep deprivation and poor driving.

Data collected from two towns with a start time difference of an hour and 20 minutes has shown that Virginia Beach -- the town with the earlier start time -- had 65.4 crashes per 1,000 teens, where Chesapeake -- the town with a later start time -- had 46.2 crashes per 1,000 teens.

This equates to a 41 percent higher rate of crashing.

Could this be due to dangerous roads and the start time is merely a coincidence or could the amount of sleep play a vital role in the driving capability of today's youth?

What say you, Spies?

Teens are challenged to get enough sleep. Their biological clock means about 11 p.m. is their natural sleep time. Sleep experts recommend teens get 8.5-9 hours of sleep, yet many have to get up early for school. Sleep deprivation in teens not only affects school performance and behavior, but a new study shows that the earlier morning school start times are associated with an increase in teen car crashes.

The study, conducted by professors at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, looked at data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for two towns—Virginia Beach and Chesapeake....

[Source: Consumer Reports]

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