These days, it is not uncommon to see a person driving while distracted behind the wheel. There have been many media reports lately about texting and driving and how dangerous it can be. While things like texting, emailing, talking on a cell phone, eating, and applying make up while driving can be dangerous, there is another thing that has not been discussed as much, even though it can be even more deadly than any of the things listed above. Drowsy driving is also very dangerous and causes scores of car accidents each year in this country. If you have been injured because of someone falling asleep behind the wheel, please contact a personal injury lawyer in Tennessee to discuss your case.
Consequences Of Drowsy Driving
Many people are sleep deprived these days. Most schedules are overfilled, meaning that there is little time for rest or sleep. Sometimes it’s because the person is being overworked, sometimes it’s because they are too stressed to sleep. No matter the reason, it is important to realize how potentially dangerous driving while drowsy can be. Falling asleep behind the wheel can have devastating consequences. Not only are those who are driving drowsy risking their one lives and well being, they are also risking the lives and well being of those around them on the road.