Truck Driver Fatigue
There are few activities in which people regularly engage that require as much attention, and demand as much responsibility, as driving an automobile. The size and speed of a truck on the roadway present a significant danger for any person or car that should come in its path, and maintaining a state of ongoing and active alertness about one’s surroundings can go a long way toward preventing accidents. It is incredibly difficult, however, to grant proper attention to the conditions of the road and state of traffic when a driver is fatigued.
Yet in the rush to meet delivery deadlines in the relentless pace of the modern world, many drivers make the reckless and negligent decision to get behind the wheel when they have not had sufficient rest because their employer demands it. Doing so puts everyone on the highway at risk of injury, and accidents that occur as a result deserve to be brought to court.
Contact the Des Moines truck driver fatigue lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 if a negligent truck driver or trucking company has forced you to endure needless pain and suffering.
Misconceptions about Drowsy Driving
One of the factors that complicate the problem of drowsy driving is that it has gone unchallenged for so long. Rather than waging a public war against this dangerous behavior, there have been efforts to subvert the sensation of tiredness, when in actuality the only solution to the problem is more rest. Some of the methods that drivers use to cope with fatigue, to little or no effect, are:
- Drinking Coffee
- Drinking Cold Beverages
- Taking Amphetamines
- Listening to Loud Music
- Rolling the Windows Down
- Speaking to Other Passengers
Drivers have a moral and legal obligation to avoid creating an undue risk of harm for other motorists. If you have been the victim of another driver’s negligence, contact the Des Moines truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 today to discuss your legal rights and options.