Drowsy driving has been proved to be fatal, according to State troopers. News have reported that the Drowsy Driving Prevention week wants to educate drivers regarding the many different ways one can keep away from falling asleep at the wheel.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving is solely responsible for over 1,500 deaths and as many as 71,000 accidents with injured victims every year. As stated by a Washington State Patrol officer, accidents related to drowsy driving are preventable.
Troopers will remind motorists to notice the first signs of drowsy driving and react as fast as possible. According to the reports, feeling irritable and restless, having difficulty keeping your head up and missing traffic signs are all signals that you must find a safe place to stop the car and take a nap.
Washington State Patrol officers also recommend all drivers to have a good night of sleep before hitting the road and remember that at the first sign of drowsy driving, don’t continue to drive ahead, it could be fatal.
As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear that there are so many deaths related to drowsy driving every year. I urge all readers to participate in the Drowsy Driving Prevention week so future accidents may be prevented. Whenever you’re involved in an accident caused by the reckless driving of a third party, contact a personal injury lawyer to assist you with your case.