Large truck crashes happen for countless reasons, but there are a number of risks associated with certain seasons. For example, inclement weather during the winter (such as ice and snow) can lead to a crash. However, even when weather conditions improve in the spring, there may be other seasonal issues to take into consideration, such as allergies. Many people struggle with seasonal allergies and this can be especially problematic for those who drive large trucks. In this post, we will examine some of these concerns.
Large truck drivers often travel through various parts of the country. As a result, they may find themselves in a rural area or a state with a higher pollen count, which could lead to worsened allergy symptoms. These symptoms, such as sneezing, headaches, a runny nose and difficulty sleeping, can get in the way of driving. Large truck drivers (as well as any driver who suffers from allergies) may be distracted by these symptoms while driving and struggle to concentrate on the road.
Another area of concern with respect to allergies and dangerous driving involves medication. Many people who struggle with allergies consume medication to help with their symptoms, but some drugs can lead to drowsiness and may increase a driver’s likelihood of crashing. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it is pivotal to be mindful of these concerns. Moreover, if you were hit by a driver who may have caused the crash because of their allergies, this issue may need to be reviewed should you decide to take legal action.