As you probably realize, it is unwise to drive your car when you are tired. While it may seem like common sense to avoid getting behind the wheel of your vehicle and battling Southern California traffic when you are sleepy, many people actually engage in such behavior quite often.
A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that two out of every five drivers in the United States have admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel. In other words, 41% of all drivers in the U.S. have fallen asleep while driving at some point in their lives. This indicates a lack of sense, since people obviously drive despite tiredness.
The majority of drivers know that they should not drive when they are feeling sleepy, drowsy, or tired, yet it still occurs. Driving while drowsy in California can lead to delayed or slowed reactions, falling asleep at the wheel, car accidents, or veering off the side of the road.
Drowsy driving has been compared to drunk driving, as some believe that both behaviors impair a driver’s ability to focus, see straight, and judge reasonably, leading to accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
Don’t get behind the wheel of your car thinking that you can keep your eyes open if you feel tired. No amount of coffee, fresh air, or loud music can keep you awake if you are already fighting drowsiness. Drowsy drivers need to realize that they are putting innocent people ands well as themselves in danger.
If you have been involved and injured in a car accident due to a drowsy driver, then contact the Law Office of John P. Burns to speak with an experienced Southern California personal injury attorney today. Drowsy driving in California is becoming a real concern that can lead to serious accidents and severe injuries. Call us at (877) 320-1338 to schedule your free consultation, or visit our website to request your FREE copy of Burns’s book, 9 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Vehicle Accident Case.