Unhealthy Truck Drivers Cause CrashesOverweight drivers are much more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, causing them to be overly tired when driving. In addition, excess weight can cause truckers to become diabetic, putting them at risk of going into diabetic shock. Heart attacks are also a real risk for many drivers.
Large truck crash rates in Texas and nationwide are impacted by the health of truck drivers. Crashes caused by a health-related event, such as heart attack, diabetic shock or another heath issue account for 12 percent of semi-truck crashes caused by driver error.
Drivers Take Charge of Their HealthIncreasingly, truck drivers are getting the message that losing weight is crucial to improving their health and avoiding health-related collisions. At truck stops, truck drivers are lifting weights in the cabs of their trucks, briskly walking around parking lots, and biking around rest areas. Some have stopped eating truck stop food and are now cooking lean meats on portable cook tops.
As Colleyville truck crash attorneys, we have seen the impact that truck driver error has on the lives of those they hit. Because of this, we cheer any positive changes that the trucking industry makes.
If you have been involved in a collision with a commercial truck in Colleyville, Grapevine, Bedford or anywhere in North Texas, protect your rights; contact an experienced lawyer at the Hart Law Firm. Call 817.380.4888 today for your free consultation.