Author: R. Clayton Allen, Mechanicsville, Va Personal Injury Attorney
Distracted driving is responsible for a large number of motor accidents, which is why many state legislatures have passed laws prohibiting texting and driving. Speeding, reckless driving, improper equipment, and poor maintenance also cause many collisions, and there are laws against all of these. However, another frequent cause of accidents is driving when a driver is drowsy.
Remaining alert is critical to being able to respond quickly and to properly handle a car, truck, bus or other motor vehicle. Recent serious crashes in the national news involving buses where a drowsy driver is suspected to be a cause have highlighted this issue. Unfortunately,…