Numerous industries in California depend on truckers to get precious cargo to and from its destination. This can lead some truckers to engage in dangerous behaviors, such as driving well past the point of tiredness. Fatigued driving poses a threat to both truckers themselves as well as other drivers, and can even result in death in extreme cases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commercial truckers are among the groups of people most prone to driving while fatigued. Driving without the proper rest can lead to many dangerous behaviors when behind the wheel, including decreasing the time in which one can react to hazards on the road. In fact, some people even fall asleep while driving, with statistics showing that of the 150,000 polled, up to 9 percent admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel in the previous month.