Written by attorney Craig McClellan

Drowsy Driving Is a Serious Problem

Officials are still working on ways to more accurately track the number of accidents caused by drowsy drivers, but there is no dispute that it is a major problem on our streets and highways.

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While officials are still working to develop a better way to track and combat drowsy driving, they all agree that it’s a serious issue that causes many crashes every year. One study conducted by Australian researchers found that staying awake for 18 hours straight caused a similar level of impairment to having a BAC of 0.05, and a full day without sleep can cause similar effects as having a BAC of 0.10. You may not be able to prevent other drivers from acting recklessly, but sleep and rest will help you keep yourself, your passengers, and those driving around you safer.

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