Why parents - not hoons - are the most dangerous drivers on the road 

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Troubling study challenges EVERYTHING we know about dangerous drivers - and why some PARENTS can be worse than hoons Parents of children with bad sleeping habits experience 'daytime dysfunction' Children's bad sleeping habits impacts 'a significant portion of parents'  There are calls to update Driver Riviver which aims to tackle fatigued drivers 

By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:38 BST, 16 October 2019 | Updated: 02:38 BST, 16 October 2019

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Over-tired new parents who are struggling to care for newborns or children with bad sleeping habits are the most dangerous drivers on the road, a study has found. 

The study, by psychologist Michael Gradisar from Flinders University, in Adelaide, said 'daytime dysfunction' increases by 14 per cent if a child has bad sleeping habits.

With between 20 and 30 per cent of babies suffering from sleeping problems, that means there's plenty of tired parents on Australia's roads, Professor Gradisar explained

Parents of children with bad sleeping habits are more likely to suffer from 'daytime dysfunction' (stock)

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