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Some people are more likely to drive drowsy

Drowsy driving is extremely dangerous. Even if you don't fall asleep at the wheel, driving while fatigued makes it difficult to maintain control and follow the rules of the road.

While anyone can become drowsy while driving, this is more likely to impact the following groups of people:

  • Anyone who doesn't get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel
  • Commercial drivers like truckers who are on the road for many consecutive hours — often without breaks
  • Drivers with a sleep disorder, e.g., sleep apnea
  • Shift workers, especially those who work the graveyard shift
  • Anyone who takes medication that can cause drowsiness

There are many warning signs of drowsy driving, including:

  • Missing your exit or turn
  • Blinking
  • Yawning
  • Hitting an object on the road like a sign or curb
  • Drifting out of your lane of travel

If you begin to experience any symptoms of fatigue, it's best to pull to safety and decide what to do next. For example, you may find it helpful to take a short nap to re-energize before hitting the road again.

Even though you understand the importance of remaining alert while driving, others don't always take the same caution. For example, truck drivers are known for pushing their limits.

If a drowsy driver injures you, seek immediate medical attention and follow the treatment strategy outlined by your doctor.

As soon as possible, file an insurance claim. You can also learn more about your legal rights and determine how to hold the negligent driver responsible for their actions. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages.

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