Drivers Get Some Rest - 20% of Vehicle Accidents Caused By Driver Fatigue

With motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving getting the most attention from the media and advocacy groups, it might be easy to forget that driver’s suffering from fatigue cause 20 percent of all vehicular accidents.

Fatigue is an insidious enemy that drivers need to guard against. It can easily sneak up on a driver, particularly during a lengthy trip. Just a few seconds of driver distraction that results from fatigue can cause an accident that may have a profound effect on the lives of all that are involved.

Sometimes drivers don’t think about the potential consequences of their actions if they allow themselves to fall victim to fatigue. They not only pose a risk to themselves, but also to others on the road who may be at risk of suffering serious injuries or even death in the event of car crash.

There are numerous measures travelers can employ that will help ward off driver fatigue. Perhaps the most basic precaution a driver can observe is making sure they are well-rested before a long drive.

Although it is not always possible, having a passenger along during a trip may help keep the driver alert. A passenger may notice signs of fatigue that the driver is unaware of. If the passenger is able to share the driving duties, it will make it easier to avoid fatigue that may result from boredom, stress or exhaustion.

Try to limit driving to daylight hours, since studies have shown that drivers are more alert during the day than they are when driving after dark. Most people are accustomed to sleeping at night, and the body’s natural rhythms might make drivers more at risk from the dangers of driving sleepy during nighttime hours.


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