Drivers in Georgia share the road with many types of vehicles. Trucks are among the most menacing due to their sheer size and weight. Unfortunately, this means that reckless truckers cause bigger problems than most. Today we will look at why drowsy driving in the trucking industry is such a huge problem.
Drowsy driving is dangerous for any driver. Unfortunately, it is somewhat normalized behavior. But anyone who drives drowsy risks getting involved in serious crashes. Drowsy truckers have the power of a semi-truck behind them. Even a second of distraction could spell disaster for any other car on the road. No other vehicle stands a chance when going head to head against a truck. Because of this, truckers have a responsibility to watch out for the other vehicles on the road. They cannot do this when driving drowsy.
Drowsy driving is even more normalized in the trucking industry than it is outside of it. Many truckers believe it is something that “comes with the territory”. Some even brag about how many miles they travel without having slept. This environment of bravado and machismo eggs other truckers on. It is all fun and games until someone falls asleep at the wheel and ends up creating a large pile-up of cars.
Do you want to keep reading about the risks truckers bring to the road? Are you curious about how drowsy driving affects all drivers? You can click the link here if you want to learn more. Take a look at our web page on trucking accidents to continue your reading.