New work schedules and car crashes

Someone may become involved in a car collision because of another person’s reckless behavior, such as a driver who is distracted while using their phone. However, various life changes can also lead to a crash, such as a new work schedule. There are many different reasons why adjusting to working at a different time of day (or night) can cause someone to become involved in a wreck and it is important to be mindful of this if your hours recently changed or you will work a new shift in the near future.

First of all, a new work schedule can lead to sleep deprivation. For example, someone may have to stay up later than they are used to, or they may have to wake up early in the morning to get to work. This can lead to drowsy driving, a major concern on roads across the country. Aside from driver fatigue, another concern that comes with new work schedules is speeding and erratic driving when a worker is running late. For example, you may not be used to leaving for work at a certain time and you may find yourself in a rush to get to work.

Fatigue, running late and other factors can all lead to a motor vehicle wreck, so it is crucial to remember these issues if you are trying to adjust to a new schedule at work. Moreover, even if you are not, you may find yourself in a wreck because of another driver who started a new job or is trying to adjust to their new schedule.

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