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Drowsy Driving - Asleep at the Wheel

Most of us will be faced with a decision to make. Do I keep driving or do I pause and overcome this sleepy drowsy feeling. Human nature seems to want us to keep on driving knowing that in a split second a life changing disaster could happen. We reason among ourselves saying I will be at my destination in a little while. I can make it. It would be silly to pull over at this point and take a power nap or if a hotel is nearby to check in and get some rest since I am so close to where I need to be. Yes, this can be a tough decision and one that goes against logic. But the reality and truth of this situation is, you are responsible for driving in a safe and controlled manner no matter the circumstances.

Unsafe Driving Conditions

Here is another way to look at this, Lets say you are only a mile or two from your home and the road you need to cross is flooded. You have to make a decision, do I move forward and try to drive through this flooded road or do I go many miles out of my way and be late for safety sake. I think just about all of us would agree to take the safe long way home.

Poor Visibility

One more situation...You are driving at night and you hit a very dense fog on a major road with two way traffic. The decision is do I slow down and do the best I can to get through this dense fog or do I pull off to a safer place and turn on my flashers and wait till driving conditions are better. Yes, this can be a hard choice to make but in both of the above situations if you were to get into an accident you would have said I should have waited. I was foolish to have tried to drive through a flooded road or a dense fog.

Safety is Most Important

The same applies for fatigued driving. The risk of an accident or possibly death is obviously not worth taking any of these chances. It is OK to arrive late to where you are going. Most of us have cell phones and can call to let someone know where we are and why we might be late. We can also call for help if need be.

Real Statistics

Fatigued and drowsy driving accounts for about 20% of auto accidents. The Huffington Post has some sobering facts associated with Drowsy-Fatigued Driving. Your can read the statistics HERE

For Safety's Sake

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued regulations which directly address fatigue driving among truck drivers. This regulation took effect July 1, 2013. This is a very nice article to read. You can read this article HERE

We hope this article on fatigued driving stays with you and when you are confronted with a decision to keep on going or stop and be safe, we hope you decide to be safe for yourself, your loved ones and the other drivers that share the road with you.

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The Conclusion

The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”

Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.

In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the Statute of Limitations. If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call Eshelman Legal Group LLC, now at 1-800-365-0001. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.

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