Working the Night Shift and Car Crashes

June 2016

A recent study has confirmed what most have always had an idea was true.  Those driving home from work on a night shift are at greater risk for car crashes.  The study noted that drowsy driving is a major public health issue in the United States.  In the study, workers driving home after work reported more near crash events.  With over 9.5 million Americans working on night shifts, the implications are great. 

At Herrick & Hart, we see the impact that inattentive driving can have.  We work with those injured due to the carelessness of others.  A person who gets behind the wheel of a car should be alert and able to safely operate a motor vehicle.  When a drowsy drivier gets behind the wheel, they not only put themselves in danger but others on the road.

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