Figures released by a survey carried out by the AA in the UK reveal that as many as 1 in 8 drivers have fallen asleep whilst driving. The AA charatible trust also discovered that many more have been scared that they would doze off due to tiredness.
This type of accident is more likely to very serious due to the fact that no preventative action was taken to lessen impact or avoid obstacles. The costs are excessive and it the insurer that must cover these costs and may be in range of 7 figures if life has been lost.
It may come as a surprise that you are liable. If you fall asleep you will be prosecuted and can face serious charges, fines and penalties. After that the you will find it very difficult if not impossible to get any level of cover in the future.
Don’t let tiredness creep up on you. Stop. Take a break
The AA Charitable Trust
If you are a fleet manager think how this type of accident could negatively impact your fleet insurance costs. Take time to consider if any of your drivers are at risk, regardless plan some inhouse awareness training of the likelihood of serious outcomes if they were to become one of these statistics. Awarness can only help reduce this avoidable accident cause.
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