Many of us have had those days at work when we might not have gotten enough sleep and feel drowsy or fatigued. We may make some mistakes when sending an email or lose focus during a long meeting. Sleepiness can seriously affect job performance. In general, however, we are not putting other people's lives in danger by working while tired.
In the matter of just a few seconds, a person's life can be turned upside down if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Not only can property be damaged in a crash, but people's lives and wellbeing can be damaged as well. And when an accident involves a large, powerful commercial-sized vehicle, the damage that is done can be catastrophic.
Drivers across Georgia should be aware that drunk driving is one of, if not the most, deadly behaviors in which a driver can engage behind the wheel. A drunk driver makes risky, unpredictable decisions and often has slower reflexes as a result of alcohol impairment. Accidents caused by a drunk driver are far too common. In fact, a person is injured in a drunk driving accident roughly every two minutes.