What makes drowsy drivers so dangerous?

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Indiana drivers share the road with many others in a day. Unfortunately, this raises your chances are of running into drivers engaging in dangerous behaviors. Today, we will take a look at distracted driving. Specifically, we will look at the act of drowsy driving.

Distracted driving is an umbrella term used to cover any activity that take a driver’s attention from the road. This is part of the reason why it is so dangerous to other drivers. Depending on the level of distraction, the driver can be incapable of reacting to danger around them. The most common form of this is a driver who is texting not noticing that the car in front of them has stopped.

Drowsy driving is particularly dangerous. This is because it takes the driver’s mind and eyes from the road and can take their hands from the wheel. Not only that, but it involves the possibility of falling asleep at the wheel. This completely removes a driver’s attention from the road. It renders them incapable of stopping themselves from rear-ending other cars or even crossing the meridian. If they are not woken up in time, they may cause a head-on collision. This is one of the worst types of accidents in terms of high injury and fatality rates.

If you would like to continue reading about the dangers of distracted driving, you may do so on our linked web page. You can focus on drowsy driving or read more about some other distracted driving behaviors. Driving under the influence or texting and driving are among them.