Driver Fatigue

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Drowsy driving is never a good idea, but it is particularly dangerous for truck drivers. When behind the wheel of a big rig, the driver is responsible for thousands of pounds of metal, enough to easily cause significant multi-vehicle accidents. Driving a truck is also more complicated than piloting a…

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There are times when making it to a certain place by a certain time can seem incredibly important. Whether trying to arrive in time for a baby to be delivered, or to visit a dying family member, many people will encounter a situation where pressing past the point of fatigue…

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A search on the website for the National Institute of Health yields over a thousand articles on the impact of fatigue on truck drivers. Most of these articles deal with the increased risk of accidents associated with tired drivers behind the wheel. The earliest of these articles date to 1953,…

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The role of driver fatigue in increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents is well established. The more tired a driver is, the more likely it is they will be involved in a crash. Because of this, more and more businesses that employ drivers have begun to crack down on…

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Driving while tired poses significant risks, both to the person suffering from fatigue and to the other drivers on the road. Fatigue has been shown to have as significant an effect on reaction times as alcohol. A person who has not slept in 24 hours is as dangerous a driver…

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What a comeback for Tracy Morgan. In the last five months the actor/comedian has made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards, hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, scheduled a stand-up comedy tour and announced his involvement in a new television comedy pilot. What makes his return so impressive…

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Public awareness campaigns can only make so much of a difference. Decades after the creation of MADD, thousands of people still put others at risk by driving drunk. MADD has made a difference, but there are still dangerous drunk drivers on the road. And despite the best efforts of authorities…

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According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are nearly 500,000 truck accidents in the United States each year. Approximately 130,000 people are injured and 5,000 people are killed each year as a result of these accidents. In 98 percent of fatal truck accidents, the people killed…

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