At Craft Law Offices, we represent clients who have received a number of traffic violations in Greenville, NC. From speeding tickets to seat belt violations, we are here to help you as traffic law attorneys.
It’s common knowledge that driving under the influence is a dangerous decision, both for you and for the other people on the road with you. However, many people don’t know that driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence.
Sleepfoundation.org calls it drowsy driving, and they state that sleep deprivation has similar effects on your body as alcohol impairment. Both drowsy driving and alcohol impairment make it harder for you to focus on the road and the task of driving and both also slow your reaction time– a dangerous combo when you’re on the road.
According to sleepfoundation.org, driving after being awake for 18 consecutive hours is the same as driving with a blood alcohol level of .05. Driving after being awake for 24 hours straight is like driving with a blood alcohol level of .10, which is above the legal drinking limit of .08 for drivers.
Even if you’ve slept in the past 24 hours, various factors can lead to exhaustion. So, if you feel tired or drowsy, it’s been to get some rest before you hit the road. If you’re on a long trip with friends or family, take turns driving while the others rest. And, if you feel yourself dozing off behind the wheel, pull over immediately and rest before you continue to drive.
If you have received a traffic violation in the Greenville, NC area, give the traffic law attorneys at Craft Law Offices a call today.