The risks of drowsy driving are substantial, and every motorist is in danger if any motorist makes the choice to drive while fatigued. Unfortunately, fighting drowsy driving is hard. Most drivers admit to being drowsy at least sometimes when they drive, and passing a law against fatigued driving for the average motorist is nearly impossible since there is no way to tell how long someone has been driving and no objective measure of fatigue. Because you can’t really outlaw drowsy driving, the best way to prevent crashes caused by fatigued drivers is public education.
To that end, the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is doing a number of different things to try to bring the problem of fatigued driving to the forefront and draw more attention to this public health problem.
Hopefully, GHSA will be successful, but unfortunately motorists are likely to continue to operate vehicles despite being overtired. When a motorist causes a fatigued driving accident, victims should consult with an Atlanta drowsy driving lawyer for help.