North Carolina has many roadways. From back country roads to large highways, we have many, and they are being used by more and more drivers daily. This blog will talk about the increased presence of drowsy driving and how these types of drivers can cause serious accidents and injuries to you and others.
If someone gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when they are too tired, they are considered a drowsy driver. Just like drunk driving and distracted driving and driving create dangerous circumstances, driving drowsy driving causes the exact same problems.
You may not believe this, but drowsy drivers can exhibit many of the same symptoms that distracted or drunk drivers do, including:
- Slowed reaction times
- Poor perception
- Slower critical thinking skills
- Heightened or increased negative emotions such as irritation which could lead to road rage or another thoughtless action
Driving drowsy can make your reaction time slower, making drivers less likely to brake in time to avoid a crash. And, they are also less likely to spot a danger and react appropriately. Adding to that, they are also more like to fall asleep behind the wheel. The reason this is so dangerous is that you typically have little to no warning that another driver dozed off. Dozed drivers can cross into other lanes or cross lanes altogether into oncoming traffic.
If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligent actions and behavior of a drowsy driver, you need to contact the attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett. Let us help you receive the compensation you may deserve to get back on your feet. Call us today at 252-378-2525 for a free consultation and let us help you move past this incident.