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June 2018 Archives

Truck drivers and prescription medications

Large truck wrecks happen across the country for many different reasons. Fatigue is especially prevalent in the industry and many truck drivers do not get the amount of sleep they need before getting behind the wheel, while others drive for extended periods of time and are dangerously tired. However, drowsy driving can also be caused by the consumption of prescription medication. Moreover, some truck drivers may intentionally or accidentally find themselves intoxicated as a result of taking prescriptions. Sadly, this can interfere with their driving abilities and lead to a collision which proves fatal or causes victims to sustain major injuries.

Summer break, teen drivers and car accidents

There are a host of reasons why teens may be more likely to find themselves in an accident at certain times. For example, some young drivers may not have very much experience behind the wheel or they could drive drunk due to peer pressure. There are a number of other risk factors that teen drivers and those riding in a car driven by a teenager may need to watch out for, such as speeding, fatigue and more. Unfortunately, these crashes have left many people with devastating injuries and it is especially crucial for teens and the parents of young drivers to watch out during summer break.

Being uninsured or underinsured can create a host of problems

We understand that car insurance can be expensive, especially in the tough financial climate many Texans are experiencing. It can be particularly difficult to pay for full coverage. However, the reality is that all drivers in the Lone Star state are responsible for insuring vehicles they drive on public roads. If you fail to insure your car and get into an accident, the consequences can be more expensive and extensive than you bargained for.

A look at underage drunk driving

Whether you are a parent, a young person who regularly rides with friends or anyone who drives, there are a number of ways in which underage drunk driving may affect you. For example, your child may experience negative consequences with regard to their future after they are arrested for DUI, you could be charged with this offense and face a number of difficulties or you could be hurt after you are struck by a young driver who was intoxicated. All of these consequences are concerning and draw attention to how essential it is to prevent underage drunk driving.

Work shifts and drowsy driving

Drivers become drowsy for many different reasons, from a poor night’s sleep to the use of certain types of prescription medication. However, work-related fatigue is especially common, and many people have had a hard time concentrating on the road because they either worked too many hours or worked a night shift and had difficulty adjusting. Unfortunately, those who drive while fatigued put many lives at risk, including their own. If you regularly work long shifts or expect to work during the night and are not used to overnight work, it is important to be aware of the potential risks.

Speeding and the risk of a fatal crash

Motor vehicle collisions continue to lead to lost lives and they happen for countless reasons. Some fatal accidents occur because a driver is intoxicated, drowsy or distracted, while other deadly crashes happen because a driver failed to stop at a sign or follow other traffic laws. For example, some fatal crashes are brought on by a driver’s decision to go over the speed limit, in some cases to an extreme.

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