What is highway hypnosis, and how does it cause Houston car accidents?

Highway hypnosis often happens on expressways and other long roads where people can drive for long periods of time without interruption. Without any stops, braking or turns, a driver simply has to keep his foot on the gas and the wheel straight—requiring his brain to do far less work than it does in stop-and-go traffic. It is also known as white line fever or driving without attention.

In a way, highway hypnosis can be even more dangerous than being tired, since tired drivers will take steps to keep themselves awake such as turning up the radio or pulling over for a nap. Highway hypnosis happens gradually, causing drivers to “lull” into an inattentive state—which is hard to pull out of if they suddenly need to brake to avoid a Texas highway crash.

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