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Drowsy drivers are deadly drivers

At one time or another, most people drive while they are a little tired. It's easy to do; a late night at the office, an evening out with friends, a big lunch, a poor night's sleep. Unfortunately, drowsy drivers are very dangerous because they are not as alert as they should be.

In just one year, 795 people were killed and about 50,000 people were injured by drowsy drivers, according to national statistics. Drowsy driving accidents can occur anywhere, at any time of the day, but here are some factors most commonly associated with these incidents:

  • They typically happen between midnight and 6 a.m.
  • The second most common time of day is during the post-lunch slump, in the middle of the afternoon
  • Most involve someone who is driving by themselves without passengers
  • They often occur on straight, high-speed roads

Accidents involving large trucks are especially deadly. And, truck drivers are at greater risk of causing drowsy driving accidents. Here's why:

  • Truckers typically spend many hours behind the wheel without taking breaks
  • When they take federally mandated rests, they may be busy doing other things besides resting their minds and bodies
  • Like many people across the nation, many have sleep disorders
  • Small mistakes in big trucks can lead to catastrophic injuries

As you share roads with a variety of other drivers in large and small vehicles, keep some safety tips in mind. Pay attention to the time of day you are driving. If it is in the wee hours of the morning, don't drive too closely to other vehicles. This can give you extra time to react if they swerve or brake suddenly. When you pass trucks, do it quickly so you are not staying in their blind spots too long. Always wear your seatbelt.

If you or a loved one ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, let a lawyer help you determine the steps you can take to recover your losses.

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