TRUCK DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP AT WHEEL CAUSES CRASH INJURY
There have been a number of news articles recently about truck drivers driving when drowsy or tired, many inspired by the recent crash of a Wal-Mart truck into a car that actor/comedian Tracy Morgan was riding in. Here is a website to a drowsy driving prevention website explaining that the only real solution to a tired or drowsy driver is to switch drivers or take a nap. Drinking coffee or opening the window is a poor and generally ineffective solution.
Tired auto drivers cause accidents for sure, but a tired semi truck driver is truly dangerous because if they lose control of their truck the consequences are often extreme when they hit another car on the road. Of course, since truck drivers are often in the trucks for 8 or more hours a day, they have more opportunity to fall asleep at the wheel and cause a crash with another vehicle. We hope that Congress follows through and improves the law for truck drivers to make sure they get adequate rest before getting behind the wheel – making the roads safer for all of us.
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