Mark Roman | October 11, 2016 | Car Accidents
Most people know that drunk drivers create an extreme danger for other road users. But, what many fail to notice is that sleepy drivers may be just as dangerous. In fact, accorded to a news article published by ABC Action News, “Studies show a driver running on six hours of sleep or less performs at the level of someone legally drunk.” According to the report, there has been over 72,000 drowsy driving car accidents in the past few years, resulting in more than 800 fatalities.
Unfortunately, due to the demand for such a fast-pace life, many Americans are sleep deprived on a normal basis. The effects can be horrendous. While sleepy drivers may start weaving and crash their own vehicles, other fatigued drivers may nod off and swerve into other motorists or even drive the wrong way on the road. Both types of circumstances can create deadly situations.
Tips to Avoid Drowsy Driving Accidents
To protect yourself from being involved in a drowsy driving accident, consider the safety tips our Clearwater car accident lawyers have listed below:
- If you feel unrested at all, take a short nap before driving.
- If you feel fatigued while driving, pull over and take a short nap until you are well rested.
- If you are driving with another passenger, switch drivers while the other takes a nap
- Do not drive if you have consumed any alcohol. This can enhance fatigue.
- Enjoy a snack and consume a caffeinated beverage to stay awake.
Injured in an Accident Caused by a Drowsy Driver?
If you have sustained injuries in an auto accident, we urge you to get in touch with our Clearwater car accident attorneys as soon as possible.
When you entrust your case to our team, we can examine the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can best safeguard your future and help you pursue maximum financial compensation.
Contact the Clearwater Car Accident Law Firm of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for Help Today
For more information, please contact the legal team of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation with a car accident lawyer in Clearwater. We have five convenient locations in Florida: Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Tampa.
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Clearwater, FL 33765
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Tampa, FL 33615
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New Port Richey, FL, 34655