Fatigue Cited as Factor in Deadly Truck Accident

We recently addressed in our blog the issue of distracted driving. Another issue that is receiving press across the country is driving while fatigued. An Oklahoma large truck accident involving driver fatigue has brought the issue into the spotlight. Last year, a tractor-trailer smashed into a line of cars on an Oklahoma highway killing 10 people. Accident investigators and the National Transportation Safety Board cite acute fatigue as the reason why the semi-driver failed to stop. The 76-year-old truck driver had been operating on five hours of sleep and had already driven around 10 hours before the accident. The driver had just returned from vacation and was in the process of adjusting ...