Commercial truck drivers spend a great deal of time on the road. Long hours can lead to monotony, which can lead to drowsiness.
The song that begins with, "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go," doesn't end with, "But we never arrived because Dad fell asleep at the wheel." However, this doesn't mean that you and other Missouri residents should discount the hazards of drowsy driving when you are preparing to visit family during the holidays, or at any other time.
One simple event can change your life. Slipping on a wet floor or tripping on a loose rug can cause you to fall and sustain an injury. According to MedicineNet, 30 percent of falls among elderly people occur in public places. If you are age 65 years or older, you may fear simple activities such as shopping or walking.