Thanks to demand from the trucking industry, wearable technologies are already monitoring driver alertness. (Photo: iStock)

(Bloomberg View) – Drunk drivers won’t be the only revelers posing a hazard on the roads on New Year’s Eve. People who’ve stayed up past their bedtime can also be dangerous behind the wheel.

If you get up at six in the morning on New Year’s Eve and hit the road an hour after the clock tolls midnight, you’ll be up for 19 hours straight. No matter when you went to bed, that means you’ve slept only five hours in the past 24, making you as good as drunk, according to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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