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Jet lag and the risk of a crash

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When people travel, they often experience a variety of changes and may be very excited. However, travel can also bring on stress as well as jet lag, both of which may increase the chances of a motor vehicle collision. People may experience jet lag during their vacation, or they may feel extremely tired due to traveling and time zone differences once they return home. Either way, we know that this condition can lead to a tragic crash.

It is essential to watch out for warning signs that you might be too tired to safely operate a vehicle. Fatigue is a major problem on roads across the U.S. and throughout the world and it is pivotal for you to identify potentially dangerous behavior, such as driving drowsy. Sadly, even if you are an extremely safe driver and always follow traffic safety laws, you could still have your world shattered by another person’s disregard. If a driver hit you while they were on vacation, or suffering from fatigue due to jet lag or any other reason, this does not mean that what they have one is excusable. You should go over any and every option if this has shattered your world.

While fatigued driving is a serious concern, there are many other risk factors that lead to collisions on the road. Drivers who fail to stay responsible while operating their vehicle should not be allowed to get away with what they have done. Our car accidents page will offer more connected to drowsy driving consequences.

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