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What happens if a trucker drives drowsy?

As you make your way down the road, you will soon realize that many truckers are doing the same thing. But while you may be 100 percent alert, there is a chance that one of these people is drowsy and in need of some serious rest.

It is no secret that truck drivers are often on a tight deadline. They need to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. Not only do they rush in order to meet deadlines, but they do so as a means of making more money.

Despite the fact that log books are used as a means of verifying how much time a trucker spends on the road, there are ways around this. For instance, some drivers will falsify their log book so that they can drive for a longer period of time without taking a break.

The problem with this is easy to see: it means that a drowsy driver could be on the roads, sharing it with thousands of other people.

Despite the fact that truck drivers have a lot of pressure to meet deadlines, it is important that they follow the rules of the road, which means only driving for so many consecutive hours.

Most of the time a trucker will get away with driving drowsy, and this is why he or she will continue to do it in the future. But then something happens: they cause an accident.

If you are injured in a truck accident, don't wait to receive medical treatment. Once you are stabilized, you can then learn more about what caused the on the road incident.

Source: ABC News, "The Danger of Forcing Truck Drivers to Drive Sleep-Deprived Exposed," accessed July 12, 2016

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