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What are some other causes of drowsy driving?

Motor vehicle crashes have many causes, some of which receive a lot of attention in online groups and media reports. For example, many people hear about the dangers of driving drunk. However, there are a wide variety of dangerous behaviors that can lead to a collision, such as drowsy driving. Moreover, drivers can become drowsy for various reasons and it is important for people to make sure that they are vigilant when they get behind the wheel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided useful information concerning drowsy driving. Obviously, drivers can become drowsy when they do not get enough sleep. However, other factors contribute to the prevalence of drowsy driving, such as those who work lengthy shifts or night shifts, commercial drivers, those who take certain types of medication which cause drowsiness, and people who suffer from sleep disorders. For drivers, recognizing the warning signs of drowsiness and addressing behaviors that cause fatigue is essential.

Unfortunately, drowsy drivers will keep putting lives, including their own, at risk. Whether someone needs to get to work or is not even aware that their fatigue is interfering with their ability to drive safely, drowsy driving will remain a problem on roads across the country. Unfortunately, this behavior can cause innocent people to lose their lives and leave victims with serious injuries that turn their lives upside down in many ways. For the victims of a motor vehicle wreck that was caused by a drowsy driver, examining options that may help with moving forward is pivotal.

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