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Driving while tired can lead to serious accidents

Most West Virginia residents readily accept that sleep deprivation has a negative effect on mood, attitude and efficiency. People often comment that when they are tired, they are grumpy and find it difficult to concentrate. Unfortunately, many people do not appreciate how seriously fatigue can affect their driving abilities.

The right course of action after a car accident

A car accident can change your life in an instant. One moment you may be driving to a restaurant or to the grocery store, and the next you may find yourself with serious injuries and extensive property damage. There are things you can do to protect your interests as you seek to recover and move forward after this type of traumatic event. 

Daylight saving time may boost car crash risk

Changing clocks ahead each year can mean more for people living in West Virginia than simply missing out on an hour of sleep. The American Automobile Association (AAA) points out that missing a few hours of sleep or more nearly doubles a driver's risk of experiencing a crash. The motor club association further asserts motorists need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep per night to drive safely, which is why they urge drivers to give themselves time to adjust to daylight saving time before getting back behind the wheel.

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