Being tired at the wheel is an under rated cause of vehicular accidents. Studies conducted by sleep research teams shows that a person who has stayed awake an entire day performs the same behind the wheel as a drunk driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .1g. This makes them many more times likely to be involved in an accident then an alert person. In the United States the NTSB, the National Transportation Safety Board has done several studies showing the correlation between sleepiness and accidents especially where heavy trucks are involved. Of long haul truck drivers involved in road accidents, just about 50% are related to fatigue. Other studies have shown that 17% of all accidents each year (around a million) are related to fatigue and 50% of accidents on busy roads were caused by drowsy drivers.
For the remainder of 1902 and most of 1903, Lajoie and Flick traveled separately from the rest of the team, needing to avoid entering Pennsylvania so as to avoid a subpoena (the only team they could legally play with inside state limits was the Phillies). When the Naps went to play in Philadelphia, Lajoie and Bernhard would go to nearby Atlantic City to help pass the time.  : The issue was finally resolved when the leagues made peace through the National Agreement in September 1903 (which also brought the formation of the World Series ).  :  : To begin the 1903 season, the club changed its name from the Bronchos to the Naps in honor of Lajoie after a readers' poll result was released by the Cleveland Press .  : (The team was officially the Blues in their inaugural AL season but changed to the Bronchos for the 1902 season.)  The Bronchos finished the season 77–63 and Lajoie finished his first full season with the club again the AL's batting champion with a .344 average.  He also led the league in slugging percentage (.518), finished second in doubles (41), third in RBIs (93) and tied for fifth in home runs (7).  In the off-season he contracted pleurisy .