I recently received a newsletter from Tuck, Advancing Better Sleep. This might be because I had sleep apnea in the past. The article is dated April 2017 and the statistics are rather frightening as cited by this magazine:
“Drowsy driving is a wide spread issue spread among the drivers in the US.” “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving led to roughly 72,000 accidents, 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths in 2013 alone.”
The article further states that roughly 168 million Americans drivers or 68% of the population claim to have operated a vehicle while drowsy in the last year and more than 1/3 nodded off behind the wheel at least once and 13% report on doing so in the last month.
I have had a number of automobile accident clients who come to me for representation and as they described to me how the accident took place (no skid marks, no veering to one side by the driver who rear-ended my clients) it seems quite clear that drowsiness could be at least in part the cause of the accident. Don't let that happen to you. Please pull over into a Starbucks or Quick Trip and get a coffee, please. Get refreshed!
–THOMAS F. BROWN, II