Truck Driver Fatigue to Blame in Taking the Life of Mother of Two.

On a bright, early autumn sunny afternoon in September, Janice Widmer and her two young children Chase and June were driving home to Vermont from a nearby birthday party in New England. As Mrs. Widmer reduced her driving speed in an oncoming construction zone where the traffic merged into one lane, a semi-truck driving at high speeds smashed into the back of Janice’s car, pushing the family into a tractor-trailer driving in front of her. The man in the semi was suffering from truck driver fatigue. He had fallen asleep at the wheel, causing severe injuries to the two young children…

Invest In How To Stay Awake, Awake, Awake!

In Australia it is estimated that about twenty percent (20%) of road accidents are caused by drowsy driving, drowsy being defined as that state somewhere between wakefulness and being asleep with a momentary loss of awareness as one dozes off involuntarily or manages to stay conscious but undergoes fluctuating states of alertness and non-awareness, with the latter possibly occurring even with eyes that are not shut. Although being drunk may potentially induce sleepiness, it does not necessarily follow that getting drunk will surely result in falling asleep. The trick is to know how to stay awake and…

The Nature of Call Centers and How to Stay Awake.

Stiff competition amongst businesses have paved the way for better customer relations. Since the client is always at center stage, call centers have become a necessity in ensuring that these people who bring in the profits are well taken cared of. Call center agents are always ready to be at their beck and call, not to mention every whim and fancy. Offshore call centers have been in fashion for some time, as the practice has proven to be cost-effective. Outsourcing this aspect of customer services has been a mutually beneficial partnership for all concerned. The trick is just…

The Hazardous Task Of An Air Traffic Controller And Why They Should Know How To Stay Awake.

Have you ever flown? Are you a frequent traveler? Then your life may also depend on air traffic controllers, apart from pilots of course. Pilots are dependent on the signs or instructions that these specific workers issue with regard to landings and takeoffs of aircrafts. They also use visual references, computers, or radars both to monitor and direct airplanes on the ground as well as on the air level. They are likewise responsible for controlling all kinds of ground traffic in airports such which includes airport workers and baggage vehicles. This is certainly one career that needs information…

Deadly Tour – the sobering facts of Drivers Fatigue

“I just thought I was exempt from all of that stuff.” Damian said of his band’s tour van being involved in a near fatal accident caused by drivers fatigue with him behind the wheel. “I don’t drink, I never party – everyone knows that. I’m always the go to DD (designated driver).” Yet after a long cross country tour with his band this past month, Damian learned he might as well have had a few drinks – that the severity of his drivers fatigue rivaled that of a legally drunk person. The contributing factors of poor sleep, late shows and long…

Young Road Workers Life Taken by Truck Driver Fatigue.

On an early Wednesday morning in springtime, Jacob Fischer was working as an assistant foreman supervising bridge repairs on a deck in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A large commercial vehicle truck with a driver suffering from truck driver fatigue plowed through a repair equipment truck and traffic cones crashing into Fischer and three other nearby roadway workers. The nearby men were seriously injured and Jacob Fischer was a fatality, survived by his wife Judy and 2 young children. The driver of the truck had been suffering from a severe case of truck driver fatigue. Though there were multiple warning signs at the…

How To Stay Awake And Stand On Guard.

Security guards are turning out to be more in demand these days, what with the dangerous times people are living. In the United States alone for example, there seems to be a shooting almost on a daily basis. Current times bring to the fore the value of a security officer or security guard. Whereas a police officer’s duty is reactive in nature being a responder to a possible or impending danger, or even a past one, the security guards task has a preventive essence. Thus the importance of their presence cannot be overstated (as is with some other…

Sweet Love Turned Bitter By One Who Didn’t Know How To Stay Awake.

It was the most typical of nights in Sydney. You could cut a knife through the monotony of the chatter, lights, shuffling feet and car noises. It was also typical for Scott and his girlfriend Jen. They’d just finished dinner at a nice restaurant and were on their way home…that’s what she knew, at least. Little did she know a few miles from where they were that a dozen people were waiting with bated breath for a milestone in their friends’ relationship. Flowers, balloons and a banner asking, “Sexy Jen,…

Circadian Rhythm and Snooze – Drivers Fatigue Dangers.

Circadian rhythms. All of us are programmed by what is referred to as our individual body’s circadian rhythms – an internal clock helping us to remain awake during the daytime and sleep during the night. This clock is hardwired in living things – plants, animals and fungi. Originating from the Latin words circa – meaning around or approximately and dies referring to day. Knowing more about this pre-programmed biological timepiece can aid in avoiding the deadly risks associated with drivers fatigue. Circadian rhythm is a system that keeps each of us in sync with the 24 hour day. It is an…

Sleep Apnea And How To Stay Awake Behind The Wheel.

If you can’t save others, at least save yourself! This is a story of Theodore Mathis, a middle-aged bachelor who worked as a librarian at a school library. He didn’t have much family, although one or two distant relatives lived not very far away, they didn’t have a lot in common seeing as their ages were far apart. You could also count his friends with your one hand and they were mostly from the workplace. Known to be a loner, he was a kind soul nonetheless who apart from never having been out of line, was ready to…