Sleep Driving Kills People

Drivers with sleep apnoea using loophole to escape conviction, families of victims say DRIVERS who fall asleep at the wheel — even those who cause death — are getting off without penalty because of a bureaucratic loophole, families of victims say. Lawyers used the so-called “Jimenez defence”, a ruling in the Australian High Court, which holds that people can not be charged for involuntary acts such as sleep. Families who have lost loved ones in…