An estimated 100,000 auto accidents occur each year when tired drivers take to the road and collide with their fellow motorists. Though tired driving is technically not against the law, driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol.
Tired driving is a form of driver recklessness that should not be tolerated. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in an accident with a tired driver, contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.
The Dangers of Driving Drowsy
Drowsy driving has many of the same effects as drunk driving. For instance, many drowsy drivers have:
- Impaired vision
- Delayed reaction time
- Difficulty focusing
- Behavioral changes
In addition to these potentially hazardous impairments, drowsy drivers are at risk for falling asleep behind the wheel. In many cases, this is when accidents occur, as drivers tend to lose control of their vehicles and drift into oncoming traffic.
Since drivers may drift into oncoming traffic, many accidents are head on collisions. These accidents have a high mortality rate and, at the very least, usually leave drivers, their passengers, and their fellow motorists seriously injured.
When drivers become drowsy, they owe it to themselves and their fellow motorists to pull over and stop until they are rested enough to continue. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an accident caused by a drowsy driver, contact the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.