Did you know that a fatigued driver is just as incapacitated as a drunk driver? Studies have found that fatigued drivers are the equivalent of a driver at .10 BAC. In fact, fatigued drivers are responsible for over 500 car accidents per year in South Carolina.
Truck drivers are much more likely to be fatigued than the average driver. Truck drivers are often on the road for 8 to 10 hours at a time. They are legally limited to 11 hours in a 14-hour period, with no more than 8 hours between breaks. That still allows for drivers to operate with less than the recommended amount of sleep. Continue reading “How Fatigued Truck Drivers Cause Accidents”