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Motorcycle collisions have many causes, from intoxicated driving to distractions and high speeds. However, many people ignore how dangerous it can be to drive or ride a motorcycle while struggling with fatigue. Not only do people become fatigued due to poor sleep but working overtime has caused many drivers to develop fatigue, which can increase the chances of a traffic collision in many ways. For motorcyclists, fatigue can be especially dangerous, and it is pivotal to make sure that you are not sleep-deprived or adversely affected by fatigue whenever you ride a motorcycle.

Unfortunately, motorcyclists may be involved in a crash due to fatigue (or any other factor) even when they do everything that they can to stay safe on the road. During certain times of day, such as the late afternoon and early evening hours, there may be an increase in the number of drivers on the road who are struggling with work-related fatigue. When someone works a long day, they may be less likely to notice a motorcyclist and pay attention to traffic safety laws, which could result in a deadly collision.

If you were hit by a driver who was tired after working a long day, this factor must not be overlooked, especially if you decide to file a lawsuit due to an injury or another hardship brought on by the accident. There is no excuse for causing an accident due to fatigue and those who threaten the safety of others by taking to the road when they are tired must be held responsible.

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