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The 3 Myths about Fatigued Driving that you Need to Know

We hear a lot about not driving while intoxicated and the dangers of speeding, but it’s much less common to hear that we ought to avoid driving while tired. Perhaps this is because our culture is one that prioritizes both hard work and having a good time, and between the two, many motorists are left driving without enough rest. Despite how common drowsy driving is, it can be incredibly dangerous. Consider the following myths carefully:

  • Myth #1: I’m young, so I’m used to being up all hours of the night and I need less sleep. This is quite untrue. In fact, young drivers are the most likely to be involved in fatigued driving accidents.
  • Myth #2: I’ll have a cup of coffee and be good to drive. Unfortunately, coffee only masks your exhaustion for a short period of time, and when it wears off, you may be in even worse shape than you were before you had it.
  • Myth #3: Taking a lot of breaks will keep me awake. Unfortunately, this is pretty similar to the coffee myth. Taking a break to stretch your legs might make you feel momentarily better, but it will not combat your fatigue.

The only thing you can do to fight fatigue on the road is to get an adequate amount of rest.

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Of course, even if you are diligent about avoiding drowsy driving, there are many other drivers out there who could put you in harm’s way and make you one of the over 100,000 people to be involved in a fatigued driving accident each year. If this happened to you or a loved one, call the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

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