Drowsy Driving

Ten Deadly Driver Mistakes

Happy Holidays from everyone at Lundy Law.

Here’s something that I thought you would find interesting. Forbes reviewed ten major causes of accidents. Number three on their list may surprise you: Drowsy Driving. A driver who has been awake for 20 hours displays the same erratic and impaired behaviors as a driver with a blood alcohol level of .08, the legal limit in most states. The combination of alcohol and sleep deprivation can be an especially dangerous mix. So, with the Christmas and New Year’s holidays coming up, you’ll want to be especially careful. Make sure you get plenty of sleep – experts recommend at least eight hours of sleep a night – and watch your alcohol intake. Of course, few of us get enough sleep, so watch for the signs of fatigue: distractedness, slowed reaction times and irritability to name a few.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and want you to stay safe and sound!