Can you remember the last time you truly got a good night’s sleep? If your answer is “recently,” consider yourself lucky. The reality is that 35% of us get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep every night, and millions more get less than 5 hours. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived folks out there just trying to make it through the day. There has been quite a bit of research in recent years about the health complications that come from getting too little sleep, but did you know it could lead to a serious accident as well?
According to a new research study, driving while fatigued can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Yes, you read that correctly. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that someone who drives sleep-deprived is just as dangerous as someone who consumes 3-4 alcoholic drinks and gets behind the wheel. That’s pretty sobering considering the number of sleep-deprived folks in America today, and those numbers are bound to increase during the hectic holiday season.
The car accident lawyers at Skolrood Law Firm encourage you to get plenty of rest when you can and to never drive fatigued. There are too many driving alternatives in Roanoke for you to put yourself and other drivers on the road in danger. Call a cab, ping a ride sharing service, or ask a friend for a lift. It’s worth it to ensure your safety and the safety of others.
And as always, if you’ve been injured, give us a call for a free consultation. Our experienced Roanoke car accident attorneys are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today.