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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

While many people consider drunk driving and distracted driving to be the major causes of car accidents, another serious driving hazard is driving while fatigued. Drowsy driving can result in falling asleep at the wheel, which can lead to losing control over the vehicle and devastating collisions.

Frighteningly, 62% of Americans have admitted to driving while tired. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a drowsy driver, you can fight back in order to discourage future negligence. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Appleton personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

Signs of a Tired Driver

The risk of getting in a drowsy driving accident is highest between 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. However, these accidents can happen at any time. If you are sharing the road with a drowsy driver, you may notice signs such as:

  • Erratic driving
  • Missing traffic signals such as stop signs
  • Weaving in the lanes
  • Hitting rumble strips before jerking the car back in place
  • Closely following the car in front (tailgating)

If you are a passenger in the car with a tired driver, you may see him or her yawning or blinking frequently. The driver may not be able to have a coherent conversation. In these cases, you may want to ask the driver to pull over in order to switch drivers or take a nap.

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Unfortunately, many people do not look for alternative methods of transportation if they are too tired to drive. This can leave you sharing the road with a dangerous driver. If you have suffered harm in a car accident due to the actions of a tired driver, please contact a knowledgeable car accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today for a free initial consultation.