Written by attorney Robert Denson Sparks

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

While driver fatigue is difficult to accurately track, officials conservatively estimate that about 100,000 crashes are caused by drowsy drivers every year.

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Determining whether or not a driver was drowsy at the time of a crash is incredibly difficult to prove unless the driver admits it or officials get the chance to properly interview the person. Even in cases where police officers can speak with all drivers involved in an accident shortly after the collision, adrenaline could make them appear perfectly alert and aware. Whether or not officials have exact statistics, drowsy driving is a serious issue that puts the lives of tens of thousands of people, if not more, at risk every single year.

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