George's Customs Towing

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sleep Deprivation

The recent accident involving actor, Tracy Morgan's vehicle 
is shining a light on the topic of sleep deprivation across the nation.

Sleep deprivation or fatigue is equal to a .08 alcohol level.  
From 2009 - 2012, there's been an increase in fatal crashes involving large trucks.

The only way to protect yourself is to be overly aware while on the road and
learning a few defensive driving tactics to keep you safe.

 Some things to be on the lookout for:
  • Turning with a wide radius.
  • Straddling the center of the road or lane marker
  • Almost striking an object or other vehicle.
  • Weaving or zigzagging across the road.
  • Driving on other than a designated roadway.
  • Swerving or abruptly turning away from a generally straight course.
  • Turning abruptly or illegally.
  • Driving slower than 10 mph below speed limit.
  • Stopping without cause in a traffic lane.
  • Stopping inappropriately (other than in lane).
  • Drifting or moving in a straight-line at a slight angle to the roadway.
  • Erratic braking.
  • Driving into opposing or crossing traffic.
  • Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions.
  • Slow response to traffic signals (sudden stop, delayed start). 

George's Custom Towing is on call with:
Harford County Sheriff's Department
Pennsylvania State Police
Bel Air Township

Keep your family safe while traveling this summer.