Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Drunk and distracted driving frequently make the highway safety headlines today; however, drowsy driving is just as dangerous and far more prevalent. According to a survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, more than 60% of adult drivers admitted to having driven a car while drowsy in the past year, and more than 35% claimed to have fallen asleep at the wheel! Numbers like these indicate a profound lack of understanding for how dangerous it is to drive while drowsy.[1]

To increase awareness of thiscombat this unawareness, the National Sleep Foundation has declared the week of November 6 - 12 to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The purpose of this…

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Drowsy Driving - Prevention Information and Tips

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Drowsy driving is a serious threat to automobile drivers and passengers in America. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsiness or fatigue is the principal cause of up to 100,000 passenger vehicle crashes every year as reported by police. These accidents result in 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries annually.[1]

Risks of Drowsy Driving

While many drivers are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, drowsy driving can have similar dangerous effects. Like alcohol, sleepiness slows the body’s reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs a driver’s judgment, and increases the risk of an accident. It…

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