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Driving while fatigued can be less deadly thanks to technology

Tuesday, August 18, 2015  
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From what we now know of the incident, fatigue was a likely factor in the car crash last summer that put comedian Tracy Morgan in a coma for two weeks and killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair. A recent government report found that the driver of the truck that hit Morgan's limo van had not slept for 28 hours before the accident.  Although many questions remain about this particular crash, including whether the truck driver had actually dozed off at the wheel, we do know driver fatigue plays a part in up to 7,500 fatal motor vehicle crashes a year in the United States. It is estimated to be involved in 25% of all fatal collisions of this type, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, these numbers could start coming down as technologies, such as forward collision warning systems, are being introduced both in delivery trucks and personal vehicles.  Click here to read more.....

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