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Pick a Bus Driver, Any Bus Driver—I’ll Bet You He's Tired

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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When most people think about tired bus drivers, the image they conjure up is that of a long-distance driver, nodding off at midnight as he cruises down the highway. While this situation does occur—more often than it should—the truth is that all bus drivers are prone to fatigue.

All Bus Drivers Susceptible to Driving While Tired

Scared Bus DriverNot just long-distance bus drivers are tired—even school bus and commuter bus drivers suffer from fatigue and inattention. In fact, these drivers are highly susceptible to "zoning out" as they drive the same routes, day after day. This can lead to the driver not being alert—it has been the cause of many accidents. Just as in this photo, the driver can snap awake or alert, just as he is running off the road, often overcorrecting and causing a serious accident.

No matter what type of bus it is, or whether the driver was tired, distracted, or simply not paying attention, when a bus crashes, it often causes injuries or even deaths. By spreading the word about serious issues such as this, and by defending the rights of those injured in bus accidents, we hope to make a positive impact—preventing accidents and saving lives. It is especially important to our law firm that we keep bus driver safety in the forefront here in Vancouver. After all, many of us, our family and friends, ride the bus or share the road with busses every day. Safer busses are not just about schoolchildren; they are about a safer community.

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