The Real Danger of Fatigued Driving

Most of us have probably experienced this at some point!  Hanging your head out the window, singing at the top of your lungs, shaking your head and doing anything possible to stay awake while behind the wheel.  Drowsy driving is a serious issue and can cause major accidents that could result in death and severe injuries.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), there are an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71 thousand injuries and 12.5 billion in monetary losses due to drowsy driving.  They believe this is actually a very conservative number because it is hard determine if sleepiness was the factor of a crash for various reasons:

Who are the biggest culprits in driving drowsy? (These results are based on studies conducted by the National Sleep Foundation)

How to prevent drowsy driving

What are some danger signs that you may be a drowsy driver?

If you or one of your loved ones has been a victim of a drowsy driving accident or any type of car accident, please call our Denver based auto accident attorney, R. Mack Babcock for a free consultation. To learn more about auto accidents and other personal injury cases, please browse our blog and knowledge center.  Stay awake out there!

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