Truck Driver Accidents Involving Fatigue
According to The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck driver fatigue is one of the leading contributing factors of commercial trucking crashes. Despite the administration’s best efforts to implement rules and regulations to lower the accident rate by discouraging systems and schedules that lead to truck driver fatigue, there has been a 20% increase in the number of commercial truck accidents over the past ten years. Due to their massive size, even minor tired driver accidents involving semi-trucks can be fatal, especially for other drivers on the road, pedestrians, and bikers. Let’s take a more in-depth look into what driver fatigue consists of, what causes it, and what you can do if you or someone you know has been in a tired driver accident.