Can a driver use insomnia as an excuse for a crash?
Drivers with insomnia are twice as likely to have a vehicle crash as those without the disorder. They are also three times as likely to have a near-miss accident than drivers without insomnia. Those are the findings of a study into the effects of insomnia on truck drivers. There is nothing to suggest the same would not apply to the drivers of all vehicles, however. Understanding how insomnia can affect someone's driving can be important to your safety.
What is insomnia?Medical authorities categorize insomnia as follows:
- Trouble falling asleep
- Trouble staying asleep
- Waking up too early