It is important for everyone to be well rested before operating a motor vehicle. It is dangerous and life threatening to get behind the wheel of any vehicle under any circumstance that will impair your ability to drive.

The National Transportation Safety Board cited driver fatigue as a cause of the road tragedy that seriously injured a well-known comedian by the name of Tracy Morgan. The driver of the truck was working for Walmart at the time and had been awake for over 28 hours prior to the accident. None of the passengers in the car had safety belts on and there was no escape from the vehicle after the crash. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 750 people die per year by tired truck drivers, along with 20,000 people that are seriously injured. Working longer not only increases the risk of crashing it doubles when a tired truck driver gets behind the wheel. Fatigued drivers is a concern now more than ever, and it is important that people need to be made aware.

Warnings

-yawning

-heavy sleepy eyes

-drastic changes in speed

-cramps

-sudden breaking

-hallucinations

Fatigue Tips

  1. Be well rested before a long drive.
  2. Any feeling of drowsiness be sure to pull over and rest
  3. Take breaks often on long road trips, never overdrive your ability
  4. Bring a buddy. Switch between you and another driver to eliminate fatigue

Driving should be safe for everyone. Always remember you’re not only putting your life in danger, but you are putting other drivers around you as well. Don’t Drive Tired.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an automobile accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact my office immediately. As your Ohio car accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877-944-4373.

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