Term of Award

Spring 2013

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Department

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

David Williams

Committee Member 1

Dr. Anoop Desai

Committee Member 2

Dr. Mujibur Kahn

Abstract

The project describes the process of comparing two different states, Georgia and New York, of motor vehicle fatalitiesrelated to alcohol and sleep deprivation. It will be determined; if there is a connection between these two factors in motor vehicle fatalities. First there was a study completed to determine how often accidents occurred related to alcohol consumption, and if the accidents were fatal, or just personal injury occurred. Once this was determined, it was then compared to studies conducted about sleep deprivation and concluded if there were any overlaps in the data. Finally it was determined if there were any preventative measures that could be instituted or regulated to keep fatalitiesin motor vehicles caused by sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption to a minimum.

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