Many people realize how dangerous it can be to drive at night, between drunk drivers, reduced visibility and other areas of concern. However, there are other times when it can be especially dangerous on the road. For example, a number of concerns arise during the morning hours, while people are trying to get to work on time and many are very tired. Whether you drive in the morning on a regular basis or every once in a while, it is pivotal to be mindful of these risks.
Driver fatigue is a major concern and there are often many sleep-deprived people behind the wheel in the morning hours. For example, someone may be groggy after a poor night of sleep, waking up early to make it to work. Some people may also be less coherent in the morning, even if they slept well. Fatigued drivers pose a major risk to the safety of everyone on the road and they may be more likely to fall asleep behind the wheel, veer into another vehicle’s path or exhibit other examples of dangerous behavior.
Fatigue is not the only concern with respect to morning driving. Sometimes, it can be very foggy during the morning and visibility may be poor, especially during the fall and winter. Furthermore, some people may drive erratically because they are trying to get to work on time. If you are involved in a wreck that happens during the morning or at any other time, it is important to review the accident from a legal standpoint.