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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Accident avoidance gadgets: Anti-sleep driving alarm

    When it comes to driving, safety on the road is of absolute, paramount importance. Alarms have been synonymous with safety in several areas of life for many, many years and it was only a matter of time until they infiltrated the motoring market. Say hello to the anti-sleep driving alarm.

    How does this gadget prevent road traffic accidents?

    A heaven-sent instrument for long-distance drivers, shift workers and those who hate early starts, the anti-sleep driving alarm can be the difference between a safe journey and a serious incident on the road. The device neatly fits over your ear and should be placed there for the entirety of your journey. Should your head nod involuntarily forwards, then an alarm will sound to instantly wake you up.

    Of course, driving when tired is far from ideal and exhausted motorists are far more likely to cause a car crash or motorcycle accident than those who are well rested. This is because a tired brain takes longer to notice potential hazards – if indeed it registers them at all –- and takes longer to respond to them.

    However, unfortunate as it may be, sometimes driving when tired is unavoidable. There are numerous tips you can employ to try and maintain alertness, such as listening to music loudly and singing along, having engaging conversations with your passengers or even simply winding down the window for regular blasts of fresh air, but the anti-sleep alarm is a reassuring, simple and virtually foolproof back-up.

    Should you feel tiredness coming on when driving, then your first move should be to find somewhere to stop. From here you can either swap driving duties or have a quick ‘power’ nap. However, if you are driving alone, than the anti-sleep alarm can literally be the difference between life and death.

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    As a road user, you have a responsibility to other motorists in terms of being safe and responsible whilst behind the wheel, and vice versa. The anti-sleep alarm is the latest in a long line of gadgets designed to keep traffic accidents down to a minimum.

    What can I do if I’’m involved in an accident on the road?

    Providing the accident wasn’’t your fault, occurred in the last three years and caused injuries that required medical attention, then you have a case for traffic accident compensation. Our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.

    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: David Brown


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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.