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Shift Workers & Drowsy Driving

March 23rd, 2016 Automobile Accidents

Shift Workers at High Risk of Crashes Due to Drowsy Driving

Between 2009 and 2013, drowsy driver data stayed consistent with previous years. It is estimated that 20% of serious car crashes are due to drowsy driving. Twenty-eight percent of drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel in 2015. While most people admit to driving drowsy on occasion, there is one group who is at a higher risk of crashes due to drowsy driving.

There are 9.5 million shift workers in the U.S. Those who work the night shift are more likely to get into an accident when driving home from work in the morning. Why is this? Researchers recently conducted a study on these shift workers to find out why. The study and results were reported on in this article.

Drivers should avoid getting behind the wheel of a car when they are tired. Being drowsy increases the risk of a serious car crash. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, call Freeburn & Hamilton, your Central PA car accident lawyers. Don’t delay, call the 7s today.

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