I’m Danny Blu. I’m back today with a topic that should give everyone nightmares—drowsy driving.
According to a Charlotte truck accident lawyer, drowsy driving is a common reason for commercial trucking accidents. Commercial drivers are especially guilty of driving drowsy because they drive for a living. It’s extremely important that drivers take breaks often to help with driver fatigue.
Most people have been on a road trip in which they drive for several hours. You know how boring and monotonous that can be, and that boredom can lead to drowsiness. Even if you got a lot of sleep the night before a long drive, you could cause an accident because you fell asleep at the wheel.
What You Can Do to Avoid Being Injured in an Accident
Obviously, you should not drive if you’re feeling sleepy. If you feel yourself starting to get drowsy, pull off to a rest stop or safe area of roadway and take a break. Stretch your legs, eat a snack, or walk around for a few minutes.
Taking breaks can help you wake back up. If that still doesn’t help, you should consider not continuing the drive. It’s not worth it to keep driving when you’re too tired to go on.
What if you aren’t a commercial truck driver? What if you’re just a regular person on your way to work? Can you still cause an accident because of drowsy driving? Yes, even regular people get tired and fall asleep at the wheel. Make sure you take breaks or stop driving if you’re too tired to continue.
You will also want to watch out for drowsy drivers. They are just as dangerous as drunk drivers and can cause accidents that are just as deadly. If you see a driver swerving all over the road, it could be a drowsy driver. Make sure you are always driving defensively, giving other drivers plenty of space, and remaining alert while driving.
You might be able to prevent an accident by staying far away from other drivers who might be driving while fatigued.
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I really appreciate you all visiting my site. I care about educating as many people as possible about the dangers of reckless driving. Remember, it can happen to anyone—you are not immune to being injured in an accident. You could also cause an accident if you engage in reckless driving behaviors.