On March 13, 2022, daylight saving will start again, and we will “spring” an hour forward. While gaining an hour of daylight will be exciting, we will lose a precious hour of sleep. Loosing just that one hour can significantly mess up our sleep patterns, leaving us drowsy for the following week. This puts many people behind the wheel of vehicles who are much drowsier than we would like.
When drivers are drowsy while operating a vehicle, they have decreased awareness and reaction times. It is estimated that 6,400 people die annually in crashes involving drowsy driving, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Below, we have put together four tips to help you stay alert after daylight saving.
Get at least six hours of sleep a night before operating a vehicle.
Ensure you are fit to drive before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Avoid driving alone at night or anytime you are tired.
Prepare for the conditions by using your headlights or sunglasses, depending on the time of day.
If you’ve been in an accident with someone you suspect was driving while tired, it is important to understand that driving while tired is a form of negligence. It can be very difficult to prove that another driver was too tired to drive after an accident occurred. But, an experienced car accident lawyer like those at Hupy and Abraham know how to establish if the other driver was at fault.
That is why it is important to contact an attorney immediately after an accident to protect your potential recovery. For more information, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat 24/7 at Hupy.com.