Sleep deprivation and the risk of a motorcycle crash

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

There are many risk factors that can increase the probability of a motorcycle collision occurring, such as a motorcyclist deciding to take to the road while they are drunk or someone speeding while riding their motorcycle. However, accidents can also occur when motorcyclists believe that they are being safe and prepared on the road. For example, someone may struggle with sleep problems or they may lose some sleep during a particular night. Unfortunately, this could affect their abilities on the road and lead to a crash.

Not only do motorcyclists have to watch out for drowsy driving, but the drivers of all types of vehicles should be careful as well. Many motorcyclists have been struck by drivers who were tired, whether they were coming home from a long day at work or they are struggling with a long-term sleep disorder.

Sleep deprivation can cause a motorcycle accident when it occurs during a lengthy amount of time, such as many months or years. However, a driver who is deprived of sleep after just one poor night of sleep may be more likely to cause a collision. Moreover, those who lose a significant amount of sleep at night may have a much higher risk of causing a drowsy driving collision, but even those who miss a relatively modest amount of sleep may be more likely to cause a crash.

These are just some of the risk factors to be aware of when it comes to sleep deprivation and motorcycle collisions. Our law office knows too well how devastating injuries sustained in these accidents can be.


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