Blog: Drowsy Driving
- How Can Drivers Prepare for the End of Daylight Saving Time?
November 01, 2022Read More
Take in the long days while you can, as the end of daylight saving time (DST) is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 6. Everyone will set their clocks back an hour, giving them an extra hour of rest. However, studies show that an increase in car accidents happens during the fall months as DST ends. […]
- Which Car Safety Features Are the Most Important?
July 20, 2022Read More
All of your car’s safety features are important and should be used when possible. Technology advances at rapid speeds, and those advances add new safety features to your car intended to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. Think of cars in their early versions; there were no seat belts, no airbags, and […]
- What Maneuvers Cause Truck Accidents?
May 23, 2022Read More
Trucks are massive vehicles that can wreak havoc on the roads when they are not correctly handled. Truck drivers must be highly skilled and deliberately cautious when operating these vehicles. Far too often, however, truck drivers take unnecessary risks or perform dangerous driving maneuvers that put road users in danger. Trucking maneuvers that create danger […]
- How Can Drivers Prepare for Daylight Saving Time?
March 02, 2022Read More
Daylight saving time (DST) is rapidly approaching, and drivers should be aware of the negative effect the time change has on their ability to safely operate a vehicle. Losing an hour of sleep greatly increases the risk of a car accident due to drowsy driving. Driving while sleep deprived can be just as dangerous as […]
- Are Truck Drivers Vulnerable to Microsleep Episodes?
February 25, 2022Read More
Drowsy driving is an occupational hazard among truck drivers. Long hours behind the wheel, pressure to meet very tight delivery deadlines, and the monotony of highway driving are just a few of the reasons why drowsy driving remains a common problem in the trucking industry. Unfortunately, when a truck driver is sleep-deprived and fighting the […]
- How Can Wintertime Semi-Truck Accidents Be Prevented?
December 30, 2021Read More
The economy does not stop when it is snowing, and truck drivers often feel pressured to make their deliveries. The trucking industry still has to keep moving products all over the United States in the winter. Many truck drivers feel pressure to meet deadlines, especially during wintertime, and many of them find the road conditions […]
- Does Daylight Saving Time Increase Car Accident Rates?
March 14, 2021Read More
According to a study conducted at the University of Colorado, fatal car accidents increase by nearly six percent in the week following daylight saving time (DST). Fatigue, sleep deprivation, and other drowsy driving issues are just a few problems connected to DST. Consequently, these problems can impact the ability to drive, which can result in […]
- How Common is Drowsy Driving?
December 11, 2020Read More
Most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving and drunk driving, but many do not realize that drowsy driving is just as hazardous. In fact, car accidents caused by drowsy driving kills more than 6,000 innocent drivers and passengers every year. From a monetary standpoint, fatal crashes and injuries linked to drowsy driving […]
- When Hit-and-Run Accidents are Caused by Commercial Truck Drivers
November 17, 2020Read More
A hit-and-run accident is when a driver leaves the scene after being involved in a collision involving another person or property damage. A driver has certain legal obligations when it comes to traffic accidents, and failing to meet these requirements can lead to criminal and civil charges. The American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic […]
- What Should I Do if I See a Drowsy Truck Driver?
October 19, 2020Read More
Truck drivers can become exhausted for various reasons. What happens when a motorist sees a truck driver who seems fatigued? Knowing what to do in this precarious situation is important. Commercial trucking is a highly competitive industry, and many employers push truck drivers to haul loads as fast as possible. However, speeding to complete a […]
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