New Haven Auto Accidents: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

The week of November 3-10, 2019 is drowsy driving prevention week. Drowsy driving is when a driver gets behind the wheel feeling tired and it has not garnered as much attention as drunk driving or distracted driving because is it challenging to diagnose as the cause of New Haven auto accidents.

The the National Highway Transportation & Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that between 2009 and 2013, 72,000 accidents were cited as being caused by drowsy driving with 41,000 injuries and 800 deaths.

Drowsy driving has a similar effect on the body as drunk driving. Someone who is awake for 18 hours, is operating a vehicle at the equivalent of a 0.05% blood alcohol level. At 21 hours, it is 0.08% which is an illegal level in every state, according to the report.

The AAA Foundation survey found that one-third of all drivers reported driving even though they had trouble keeping their eyes open.

The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm urge you to contact our firm if you suspect the other driver in your auto accident was drowsy.





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