It is a fact of life that no matter how safe you are as a driver, you can still be involved in an accident caused by another person. An accident with a sleeping driver is a horrific situation to be caught up in, since they will have virtually no control over their vehicle at the time the accident is caused.
Many surveys have revealed a worrying number of people who admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at one time or another. Quite often this will occur on a long stretch of road such as a motorway, where the vehicle is travelling at a high speed. Needless to say anything that goes wrong here can be serious, as many other cars can be involved in an accident.
It is imperative to get plenty of sleep before any journey, particularly if you are going on a long distance drive. This will help ensure you can stay alert. If you can share the driving with someone else so much the better, but either way, make sure you stop frequently and get plenty of fresh air to help you feel more alert.
How dangerous can it be to fall asleep at the wheel?
There have been instances where an accident with a sleeping driver has resulted in serious and even fatal injuries to other people. Even if the driver who caused the accident isn’t hurt, they can kill others through not being in control of their car at the time of the accident. Make no mistake – this is an extremely dangerous thing to do and the consequences can be catastrophic. This holds true whatever type of road the person might be driving on, or whatever vehicle they are in. There is no telling how dangerous such an accident can be.
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Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown