In an October 11 blog post, we wrote about several serious truck and bus accidents that have occurred in years past on Maryland highways and bridges when those vehicles hit traffic barriers that were not strong enough to withstand impact. Many safety groups and experts suggested that taller and stronger concrete barriers be constructed at strategic locations.
Our immediately preceding blog post discussed the second annual U.S. Transportation Department summit on distracted driving. The present blog might reasonably be regarded as a tandem piece. It takes a look at what National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB") traffic experts have learned over the years in studies focusing on driver fatigue and their recommendations for loosening the tight nexus between sleep-deprived motorists and car accidents.