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Asleep at Wheel/Driver Fatigue
Everyone in Bellingham and beyond knows a drunk driver is a dangerous driver. But another hazard equally dangerous is often overlooked - drowsy driving.
As if that wasn’t surprising enough, as many as one-third of fatal car wrecks are caused by drowsy drivers. Yet, the public is not as educated about this issue as it is about drunk or distracted driving.
These findings support the need for sleep screening for truck drivers to prevent accidents in Island County and across the nation.
Truck drivers that suffer from sleep apnea and do not follow their treatment plan are at risk for higher truck accident rates then truck drivers who do not have sleep apnea.
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