The first week of November was National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. This event is organized by the National Sleep Foundation; however, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also hosted a forum aimed at preventing deaths and injuries due to drowsy driving. This year’s NHTSA event involved state and federal government agencies convening to identify research objectives and public policy needs and to further the development of effective strategies for fighting drowsy driving.
Drowsy driving is a major cause of collisions in Georgia and throughout the United States. A motorist who is fatigued is much more likely to become involved in a crash than a motorist who is not in danger of dozing off behind the wheel.
These drowsy drivers can, and should, be held accountable for the dangerous choices they make that result in motor vehicle accidents occurring. An Atlanta drowsy driving accident lawyer can provide representation and assistance to motorists who are injured in a crash caused by a fatigued driver, as well as to loved ones of those killed in a crash with a tired motorist. You may be entitled to compensation caused by crash losses if you can prove the motorist was negligent for not pulling over when he became too tired to be safe.