Driving is a dangerous activity. Even if you are completely focused on the task of driving, you can be involved in a collision caused by another driver who is distracted or impaired. Knowing that other drivers are often distracted or impaired means it is more important for you to keep alert. Keeping alert starts with a good night’s rest.
New research by AAA revealed how dangerous driving can be when you’re tired. The study found that drivers who miss two to three hours of sleep a day more than quadruple their risk of getting in a crash when compared to drivers who sleep for seven hours. The AAA Foundation estimates that as many as 7% of all crashes, 13% of crashes that result in hospital admissions, and 21% of fatal crashes involve drivers who were fatigued. The impact of limited sleep on drivers’ risk of collision is similar to risk associated with driving while intoxicated.
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If you are the unfortunate victim of a fatigued or negligent driver, please do not hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at Sadler Ladenburg. We help victims of car accidents everyday.