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Keeping drivers awake may prevent personal injury incidents

A Virginia driver is responsible for making smart decisions that will not needlessly endanger others. This means avoiding distraction, finding another ride when intoxicated and avoiding operating a vehicle when extremely fatigued. Tired driving is dangerous, and it significantly increases the chance of a personal injury incident. 

While technology is one of the main sources of distracted driving, developers and car manufacturers are finding ways to implement certain types of technology that could actually make the roads safer for everyone. One way they are doing this is through the development of a camera system that could help a driver stay awake. Starting in 2022, new vehicles in Europe will come standard with this technology. It's possible this could eventually become a new standard in the United States as well.

It's estimated that around one million people all over the globe die each year in accidents related to fatigued driving. Despite its prevalence, people often overlook this dangerous behavior because they struggle to admit when they are not in a state where they can drive safely. This is particularly dangerous for people who have to drive for work or operate large, heavy vehicles.

Regardless of the type of vehicle a person has or the technology that may come in a vehicle, a driver is responsible for choices he or she makes that may cause harm to others. If a fatigued Virginia driver causes harm to someone else, that driver is responsible for the consequences of his or her negligence. A victim may have grounds to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. 

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