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Could Vibrations Lead to Drowsy Driving Accidents?

Posted on : July 12, 2018, By:  Ronald Slonaker
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The vibrations inside your vehicle could cause you to experience driver fatigue. Driver fatigue is a serious problem that has been associated with far too many vehicle accidents. As soon as you notice you might be experiencing fatigue, you need to pull over as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance to avoid being catastrophically hurt in a vehicle accident.

If you’re already tired and your car has a calming hum in the vibrations, the chances of a serious accident are much higher.

Unfortunately, however, most people don’t even realize the typical vibrations of their vehicle could put them at risk of an accident. New research completed by scientists of Australia indicates that normal vibrations made inside the car can dramatically increase your risk of accidents because of driver fatigue.

The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta says that more than 6,000 fatal automobile crashes in the United States every year are directly related to driver fatigue. Auto-fatalities topped 40,000 in 2016 according to research shared by the New York Times, which means that around 15% of people who pass away in traffic accidents across the United States are killed by drowsy drivers. Falling asleep at the wheel is extremely dangerous, but even feeling sleepy can put you at risk of a serious injury.

Low level vibrations that occur in many cars can have a significant impact on driver fatigue according to the recently completed research. This means that everyone who is behind the wheel is at risk of being seriously hurt in an accident. If you or someone you know has already been hurt in a preventable vehicle accident, you need to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.