Truck Driver Fatigue
Driver fatigue is a leading cause of 18-wheeler accidents that result in serious injuries and wrongful deaths. Drivers of large commercial tractor-trailers are unable to turn or stop quickly under the best of conditions, yet many commercial truck drivers log too many hours behind the wheel and drive without sufficient rest every day. Or, they falsify logs in order to keep driving.
Studies show that fatigued truck drivers are more likely to succumb to the hypnotic and sleep-inducing effects of long-haul driving. Crashes attributed to driver fatigue are often more serious because a sleepy driver is less likely to brake or take evasive action.
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