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Want fewer truck accidents? Improving driver pay might help

One of our posts last week focused on the serious issue of drowsy driving, which is sometimes called fatigued driving. While being overly tired and drowsy behind the wheel can make any driver a danger to himself and others, fatigued driving is especially dangerous – and common – for commercial truck drivers.

Drowsy driving among America's less-discussed road hazards

Of the many types of driver impairments, one is not discussed nearly as much as it should be. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy driving is responsible for one out of every eight highway fatalities in the United States. Unlike drunk driving and distracted driving, however, there have been few public awareness campaigns about the dangers of driving drowsy.

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