11/16/2010As an Atlanta car accident attorney and Georgia driver, I am always interested in the latest studies that help identify the causes of serious accidents. I believe that by understanding the causes of car accidents we can move to preventing future accidents and tragedies.
Dover Law Firm
Dover Law Firm
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released a new report about the dangers of tired drivers.* The study found that:
- 41% of those surveyed admitted to falling asleep, or nodding off, while driving at least once.
- 11% admitted to falling asleep while driving during the last year.
- Drowsy driving is a factor in 16.5% of fatal car crashes in the United States.
- Teenagers and men are more likely to drive while drowsy than adult women.
We all get tired. We all have days when we didn’t get enough sleep or we just feel like climbing back into bed. Recognizing those signs, and respecting them enough not to get behind the wheel of a car, can save lives.
If fatigue was a factor in your Georgia car crash, then it is too late to prevent your injuries but it is not too late to get help. Call an Atlanta car crash lawyer and learn more about your rights to recovery after a Georgia crash. We can be reached at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.
* Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Drowsy Driving Study Press Release
Category: Auto/Truck Wreck
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