Below is a helpful list of resource links for those who have been injured in an accident.
Drowsy driving, also known as fatigue-related driving, happens when a person drives a car (or any vehicle) while feeling tired or exhausted. It is a dangerous behavior that can increase the risk of being involved in a car accident. When a person is drowsy, their cognitive abilities and physical coordination are impaired, which can lead to slower reaction times, difficulty maintaining focus, and decreased awareness of their surroundings. Drowsy driving can be caused by a lack of sleep, long work hours, working night shifts, and certain medications that cause drowsiness. It is important to get enough sleep and to be well rested before driving, to take breaks on long drives, and to avoid driving while taking medication that may cause drowsiness. Tired? Don’t drive! It just may save someone’s life (including your own!).
Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Period. Buzzed driving under the influence is the act of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. It is a serious and dangerous behavior that puts the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk of injury or death. It can affect a person’s judgment, coordination, reaction time, and ability to make sound decisions, which can lead to reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, and failing to yield. There’s no doubt that buzzed driving can cause damage to property and increase the likelihood of being involved in a car accident. It is important to never get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and to make arrangements for a designated driver or alternative transportation if necessary. If you are wondering if you are “okay to drive”…you probably are not!