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Driver Fatigue - A Bigger Problem Than Most Drivers Realize!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

People who drive while drowsy pose a much bigger threat than most people realize. In this week's segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi discusses the risks associated with driver fatigue, and offers tips to help drivers recognize when it's time to pull over and rest, or change drivers. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about this important driver safety issue.


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Montlick & Associates, Georgia Injury Attorneys, Promotes Safety Measures to Help Prevent Accidents Due to Driver Fatigue

In a recent survey from the Automobile Association of America (AAA), 4 out of 10 drivers admitted to falling asleep at least one time behind the wheel. And data from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that 1 out of every 6 driver deaths involves some type of driver fatigue. To help educate the public and combat the dangers posed by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel, the Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates, created the video posted at the top of the page, to remind all Georgia drivers to pull over and rest, or to change drivers if they become too tired to drive safely.

Drivers should be especially careful if they have taken any medication that could make them drowsy. Even certain over-the-counter cough syrups and cold remedies can make a person too drowsy to drive safely. Drivers that are tired either because of illness, side effects of medication or lack of sleep, are advised to stay at home, or to find alternate transportation. Drivers that are already out on the road are advised to pull over and change drivers, or take a rest before continuing any further.

The experienced auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, recognize that tired drivers pose a serious danger of causing drowsy driving accidents in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Given the inherent danger, it's important for all drivers to assess their own condition and take appropriate action to prevent causing serious injuries or fatalities to themselves and others in a car crash. Some of the warning signs that indicate a driver is too tired to drive safely include:

  • Frequent blinking or yawning;
  • Inability to focus on the roadway;
  • Lapses in concentration - so that you cannot recall the last few miles travelled;
  • Feeling your head drop;
  • Drifting or difficulty keeping a steady path in your own lane.

If you are injured by a tired driver in a crash caused by driver fatigue or a driver who falls asleep at the wheel, our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers have been representing victims of fatigued drivers for nearly 30 years. Our Atlanta accident lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Driver Fatigue People who drive while drowsy pose a much bigger threat than most people realize. According to the NHTSA, 1 out of 6 driver deaths involves some form of driver fatigue.

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