Why Do Truck Drivers Take Drugs And Drive? Don’t They Know That It Could Lead To A Truck Accident In Florida?
The main reason why truck drivers take medications while driving is to help them combat their tiredness to attempt to stay awake at the wheel. They know that if they can push on and get more miles in, they will make their deliveries on time and possibly make more money. While fighting fatigue is the number one reason truckers take drugs and drive, some other common reasons they take drugs include:
- Health conditions (i.e., high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes etc.)
- Common cold
- To help fall asleep when they are required to be off the road and rest
Sometimes truck drivers take medications the day or night before they drive, assuming the affects of the drug wears off by the time they get behind the wheel; however, some drugs can stay in a person’s system for hours and days. Unfortunately, many prescription meds and other drugs cause slow reaction times and dull alertness. This can cause a driver to misjudge distances and speeds and increase their risk for crashing.
If you have been in a truck accident in Florida, you need to get an attorney who is experienced in trucking accidents. By having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side, you can rest assured knowing that attorney will investigate every angle of the case to get you the compensation you deserve.
For legal help and to hold the truck driver responsible, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-677-0155 for a complimentary consultation today.