The Arrive Alive website received an email earlier today from a Road Safety Friend. This email emphasized the dangers presented when drivers are not alert behind the wheel and does so via powerful images!
This driver inattentiveness can be caused by many contributing factors – and it is important for all drivers to identify these and be alert to them. We would like to share this on the Blog:
“This accident occurred north of Deer Lodge on I-90. The driver was approx 22 year old guy heading east to College. He had left central Washington early in the morning. He fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the shoulder hitting the end of the section of guard rail.
The guard rail came through the right headlight, engine compartment, firewall, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the driver’s side rear window. That is 120 Ft of guard rail that threaded through the suburban.
No passengers and the driver was not injured.
I am sharing this as a reminder to all about NOT driving when you shouldn’t be behind the wheel (drinking, texting, talking on the phone, drugs, distracted or just plain tired).”
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