The roads in Wisconsin are often teeming with people. Unfortunately, not all of them are going to be driving safely. Some may be exhibiting dangerous behaviors that can impact the drivers around them, such as drowsy driving.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes a look at how drowsy driving can impact other drivers on the road, making it a more hazardous place for everyone. First of all, drowsy drivers are unpredictable drivers and unpredictability on the road leads to more crashes. Other drivers have a hard time planning their moves around someone whose behavior is erratic.
Next, crashes that involve drowsy drivers typically tend to be more severe than those involving fully awake and alert ones. This is often because drowsy drivers are either partially or entirely unable to act toward mitigating the severity of the crash. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel are liable to drift into other lanes, including the lanes of oncoming traffic. This may lead to head-on collisions, which are ranked as one of the most deadly types.
Drowsy drivers are also more likely to go over the speed limit than under the speed limit, possibly due to losing fine control of their foot pressure on the gas as they become more tired. This can result in faster, harder crashes.
Drowsy drivers are a danger to themselves and everyone else on the road. If you have been injured by a drowsy driver, you may want to consider seeking compensation for the injuries you have suffered from.