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4 frightening statistics about fatigued driving

Driving while you're overly fatigued is a recipe for disaster. Many people think of truckers first when considering drowsy driving; after all, they're on the road constantly for work, putting in long hours. However, the reality is that anyone who drives while tired is a potential risk, whether it's the office worker commuting to the suburbs, the college student driving home after class or the exhausted worker who dragged himself or herself out of bed to head in for the day.

Speed presumed cause of fatal accident

Some of the roads in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, are in need of repair, and unfortunately, the money necessary to take care of them often gets misdirected elsewhere. As a result, some car crashes happen as a direct result of problems like potholes. That was looked into as a possibility in a recent accident.

Just say no to eating and driving

The drivers of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, may do a lot of things to stay safe while out on the roads. They may put seat belts on themselves and their passengers and check everything from the tires to the windshield wipers before going out. They may also be careful, once driving, to pay attention to weather conditions, road conditions, other vehicles and pedestrians. They may even believe that they are avoiding distracted driving by not texting or calling. However, there is another form of distracted driving that leads to a lot of car accidents: eating.

Car crash kills 2

Fortunately, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, has many safe drivers who care about themselves, their passengers, the occupants of other vehicles and pedestrians, and so take every precaution to make sure that they are in good shape when out on the roads in order to minimize the probability of causing an accident. Unfortunately, there are other drivers who drink and drive and thus are very highly likely to cause car accidents. For that reason, it is very important for the police to crack down on all incidents of drinking and driving, preventing as many accidents before they happen.

Car accident victims often have PTSD

St. Clair Shores, Michigan, has many busy roads, especially at peak times of day, such as when commuters are going to and from their places of employment. Correspondingly, there are often car accidents. When those accidents happen, there is physical damage to vehicles and occupants of vehicles. Additionally, occupants may suffer psychological trauma in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Drivers often crash because of distracted driving

Like those living elsewhere in the country, residents of St. Clair Shores sometimes get into collisions. Many of those car accidents are due to distracted driving. Indeed, according to official statistics from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC), during 2015, there were 7,516 crashes in the state that involved distracted driving.

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