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Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. A lack of adequate sleep can affect the brain similarly to the ways alcohol consumption can affect it, such as slowing the individual's reaction time, decreasing his or her awareness of his or her surroundings, and negatively affecting his or her judgment.

In a lot of ways, driving drowsy can be more dangerous than driving drunk because there is no legally-defined exhaustion point for drivers. In other words, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if one's blood alcohol content is.08 percent or higher. Keeping this in mind, many drivers know their personal alcohol consumption limits and stop drinking when they reach a point that could push them over the legal blood alcohol limit. This is rarely the case with tired drivers, who might not realize how tired they are, might not realize the dangers of driving tired, or might be so eager to reach their destinations that they choose to drive anyway.

If you are involved in an automobile accident because due to another driver, you may be able to hold them liable for all damages that you suffered. This includes liability for injuries suffered by you, as well as any passengers in the car. In this case, it is in your best interests to speak with a personal injury attorney for help.

Drowsy Drivers vs. Drunk Drivers

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