The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that drowsy driving is related to at least 100,000 motor-vehicle crashes and more than 1,500 deaths per year. Falling asleep at the wheel is preventable. If you feel yourself becoming exhausted to the point that your driving is being affected, pull over and call for a ride. Drowsy driving is similar to driving under the influence of alcohol; your reaction times, awareness of traffic signals, and surroundings all worsen when you are tired. A drowsy driver not only puts themselves in danger, but everyone around them. You should contact a San Diego injury attorney if you’ve been injured in an auto accident by a negligent driver.
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