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October 2016 Archives

Untreated sleep apnea puts truckers at higher risk of crashing

Driving while fatigued is a known problem that puts many Marietta drivers at risk. However, truckers who suffer from constructive sleep apnea particularly seem to be at a much higher risk of being in accident if they fail to treat their condition. One study found that truckers with sleep apnea are five times more likely to be in a crash when they do not follow a course of treatment, according to Harvard University.

Deadly wrong-way crash shuts down major highway

Being in a serious accident is a concern faced by many Marietta drivers. One of the biggest dangers occurs when people drive while fatigued. Multiple studies have shown that fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. The National Sleep Foundation states that in one national poll, the number of people who admitted to driving when they were in a drowsy state was 168 million people or 60 percent. When a fatigued driver causes an accident, the results can be fatal.

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