Some tips to avoid drowsy driving

Drowsy driving can occur at any time but the majority occurs between midnight and 6 a.m. and the late afternoon. This is when the human body's internal clock tells the body that it is time for sleep. Driving tired is the not the same as drowsy. We experience drowsiness when our bodies are trying to go to sleep. There are certain tasks we should not undertake when in such a state. And certainly, driving a motor vehicle is one such task.

According to data found in a National Highway and Safety Transportation Administration database, in 2014, there were 846 fatalities caused by accidents involving drowsy driving. It is estimated that between 2005 and 2009 there were on average 83,000 drowsy driving-related crashes yearly. Accurate numbers are hard to come by because, unlike alcohol or vehicle malfunction, there is no direct way to measure drowsiness. In fact, most accidents do not involve a single factor but multiple factors. Often alcohol contributes to drowsiness. So many accidents involve multiple factors.

Far too many motorists choose to drive when they are feeling drowsy. And as the statistics demonstrate, drowsy driving is a common factor in tens of thousands of accident every year, some of which are fatal.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident due to an inattentive driver then you may want to speak to an attorney. Most drowsy driving accidents involve multiple factors so the case could become complicated as your attorney tries to unpack what happened. Don't risk being forced to pay for your own medical bills or for the loss of your loved one. You were the victim. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve to help you rebuild your life.

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