Most people understand that drunk and distracted driving are major causes of car accidents. What many people may not realize, however, is that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous.
Below, our Memphis personal injury attorneys discuss warning signs of drowsiness at the wheel.
Are You Too Tired to Drive?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of Americans have driven while tired and 37% admit to falling asleep at the wheel in the past year. In spite of these statistics, many motorists do not consider themselves too tired to continue driving, even when their bodies may be telling them to pull over and rest.
It’s in your best interest to review the following warning signs of drowsiness at the wheel so you know when it’s time to take a break from driving:
- Blurry vision, heavy eyelids, or frequent blinking
- Wandering and disconnected thoughts
- Difficulty remembering recent traffic and road signs
- Drifting from your lane, tailgating, or hitting the shoulder strip
If you experience any of these symptoms, pull over and rest in your car. In fact, it might be a good idea to check into a nearby hotel and call it quits for the night.
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Injured in an Accident? We’re Here to Help
Even if you take all of the aforementioned safety precautions to prevent drowsy driving, other motorists may not. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drowsy driver, we’re here to help.
At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, our attorneys will look at the details of your case, put your goals first, and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at (901) 526-2126 to schedule a free consultation.