This past summer, a truck driver traveling across country pulled into a weigh station in New Jersey. During the course of the inspection, authorities purportedly discovered what were described as discrepancies in the driver's record book. By the time the inspection was completed, the driver was arrested on allegations of drug crimes.
While most people are aware of the dangers of driving while under the influence of stupefying substances, fewer people may realize that driving while tired may be as dangerous. It is estimated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that drowsy driving leads to approximately 80,000 motor vehicle accidents annually. In 2014, drowsy driving killed 846 victims in the United States.