Drowsy Driving and Caffeine
Drivers who spend long hours on the road late at night or early in the morning may turn to caffeine supplements or energy drinks to help them stay awake. And while rest stops, gas stations, and convenience stores have plenty of energy drinks and supplements full of caffeine to fight fatigue, these can be harmful if used over long distances or for a long period of time.
Drivers who use large and repeated doses of caffeine to stay awake on the road can put themselves and other drivers at serious risk. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident caused by a negligent driver, contact the Green Bay reckless driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.
Potential Side Effects of Caffeine Usage
While drinks or supplements with large amounts of caffeine can give drivers a quick boost of energy, they can have potentially harmful side effects for someone behind the wheel. These side effects can compromise the driver’s ability to drive safely. Some include:
- Anger and frustration
- Panic attacks
Drivers should refrain from driving if they are tired. While taking caffeine supplements may seem like a quick fix, driving after taking large doses of caffeine can have dangerous side effects that could result in a devastating accident.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by a drowsy or reckless driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Green Bay reckless driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.