Hours of Service Violations for Box Truck Drivers: When Drowsy Driving Causes New Mexico Trucking Accidents
One of the most dangerous things that a truck driver could do is to drive drowsy or fatigued. Yes, that is more driving fatigued. While driving drunk or drugged is very dangerous, but drunk driving can be worse than driving at the legal limit of .08. This is according to research from the Sleep Foundation, that motorists who have been awake for 24 hours in a row drive as if they have a BAC of .10. If a driver has been up for 18 hours in a row, that is like driving with a BAC of .05 which is just below the legal limit. Thus, truck drivers who operate a large big rig, 18 wheeler, or box truck while awake fro 18 hours or longer are putting us all at risk for a New Mexico trucking accident.