Drowsy driving is a dangerous form of distracted driving because it may cause a motor vehicle operator to lose control of the automobile when they fall asleep while behind the wheel. Exhaustion plagues all drivers at some point in their lives, but for most individuals who simply drive to get to where they want to go it is not an issue that could threaten their livelihood. However, for long distance truckers and other commercial vehicle drivers, resting and taking sleep breaks can put them off of their schedules and can cause them to lose money.
Previous posts here have offered several articles on the devastation that can result when vehicles collide with people. From a street sweeper striking and killing a pedestrian to the harms that may befall children when drivers fail to notice them, pedestrian accidents are dangerous and can uproot the lives of not only their direct victims, but also the victims' families.